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UDC Business Office, 328 North Blvd., Richmond, VA 23220-4009
Phone:804-355-1636 Fax:804-353-1396

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 Mrs. Harold Jay Trammell (Pamela)

       President General, UDC

“Daughters Making a Difference”


                                                President General’s Message

     It is with a sincere heart of appreciation and great humility that I assume the office of President General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. First and foremost, I want to thank you, the members of this great Organization, for the trust you have placed in me. I also want to personally thank Mrs. Jamie Likins for her service as President General and for all her efforts over the past two years to unite us as an Organization. Truly, we owe her our deepest gratitude for a job well done. I would be remiss if I did not also thank the members of the Arkansas Division for the faith they have placed in me over the years as well as the ever faithful members of the Albert Pike Chapter. Truly, each of them are the real diamonds and stars of the Arkansas Division. For those who may not know, it has been 68 years since a President General has come from the ranks of the Arkansas daughters. I follow in the footsteps of Mrs. W. E. Massey (1932-1934) and Mrs. John F. Weinmann  (1946-1948). These Arkansas daughters along with all our Ex Presidents General leave some pretty huge shoes for me to fill. But I give you my word that I will work very hard to meet all the obligations of my office.



November 2014 Issue

President General Message

Jamie Likins
President General 2012-2014



  October 2nd, I flew to Houston-Hobby Airport where Cynthia Hardy, President of the Varina Howell Davis 2143 picked me up and drove me to Texas Division Convention in Beaumont, presided over by President Betty Petruska. Cynthia even had locations of all the WBTS historic markers we would pass along the way. Karen Pieroni, my “adopted” Daughter, was my personal page and even filled my refrigerator with food and drinks. The Texas Belles sang beautifully and members presented skits during “Literary Evening”. It was a joy to see Texas Daughters as they paraded in their Chapter Flags on Presidents’ Evening. An excellent program entitled “Story of Holt Collier, Slave, turned Soldier” was presented by Jack Dyess and Sam Allen. It was taken directly from Holt’s own words. While at the Convention, I was given genealogy from my husband’s side on Likens’ 35th Texas Cavalry. (Yes, they spelled it Likens.) I really appreciated the information. From the Business Sessions to Presidents’ Evening, it was all enjoyable. Texas Daughters, thank you for your hospitality!
  From the 9-12th of October, our Florida Division Convention was in Jacksonville. Michelle Kirby and Charlotte Thompson, Convention Co-Chairmen, did a fantastic job of all the events. We were privileged to have five General Officers at the Division Convention: President General, Vice President General Pam Trammell, Third Vice President General Jinny Widowski, Registrar General Jan Pieroni and our own Charlotte Thompson, Corresponding Secretary of General.
  Thank you to Nansea Miller, who served as my personal page and did an outstanding job. It was wonderful to see all our Florida Daughters as I have not been able to visit in my home Division much during these past two years. Congratulations to Stephanie Murphy, our new Florida Division President and her Division Officers. I know they will make Florida proud!
  On the 13th, immediately following the Florida Division Convention, I flew to our Business Office in Richmond to put the final touches on our Annual General Convention. Mary and John Vial always enlighten me on the rich history of Richmond and I thank you both for introducing me to Nick’s Restaurant and delicious calamari!
  While in Richmond, Heath Lee, author of the book on our “Winnie”, invited me to attend her meeting with the Colonial Dames where she told of how she came to write the book and thanked our UDC for our help and assistance. When Bertram Hayes-Davis spoke, he also mentioned that our UDC is helping him locate all the Jefferson Davis paintings and was thankful for our volunteering to undertake this project with him. Daughters, thank you for your support as you have already located some of these paintings. Three are in our Memorial Building.
  It was a triple event when JEB Stuart IV also spoke at the meeting. What a trio! Thank you, Lucy Steele for driving me to that memorable event. The “Winnie” Books are now in our Magnolia Room, signed by both the author and Bertram Hayes-Davis.

                                “United We Stand”


Memorial Building Unexpected Expenses

          Front Brick Walkway           Left Brick Walkway

   At the 2013 Spring Board, we experienced a drain problem in the men’s bathroom and this year at Spring Board, the ladies bathroom and the kitchen plumbing required extensive repair and replacement of pipes. Since the Commonwealth of Virginia would not allow us to lay the pipe in a less expensive route, it necessitated our brick walkway in front of the building being torn up and redone    (Remember, we own the land where our Memorial Building is built, but do not own the land around our building.) The old pipes were terra cotta and crumbled forcing us to replace everything.

   The total cost of repairing and replacing both the drainage system and our brick walkway will be over $70,000.00. We are asking for donations, which are tax deductible, to offset these expenses and all donors’ names will be published in our magazine under three categories:

$1,000- General
$500 – Lieutenant
$100 – Private

We have a beautiful Memorial Building and we want to ensure it remains so.

Sesquicentennial Plate

   Our beautiful Sesquicentennial Plate will soon be available at a cost of $115.00 each. This price includes a commemorative box and shipping and handling. Limited numbered edition of 300 plates will be produced. These plates will be available for sale through 2015.

   They may be pre-ordered with checks made
out to “Treasurer General UDC” and please
note on check “Sesquicentennial Plate(s)”.

   The cream rimmed plate is a gold custom
design created to commemorate the
Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States. Cotton bolls and magnolias, both symbols of the South, surround the center tribute to the Great Seal of the Confederacy.


The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the outgrowth of many local memorial, monument, and Confederate home associations and auxiliaries to camps of United Confederate Veterans that were organized after the War Between the States. It is the oldest patriotic organization in our country because of its connection with two statewide organizations that came into existence as early as 1890 -- the Daughters of the Confederacy (DOC) in Missouri and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Tennessee.

The National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy was organized in Nashville, Tenn., on September 10, 1894, by founders Mrs. Caroline Meriwether Goodlett of Nashville and Mrs. Anna Davenport Raines of Georgia. At its second meeting in Atlanta, Ga., in 1895, the Organization changed its name to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The United Daughters of the Confederacy was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on July 18, 1919.
The objects of the organization are Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial and Patriotic:

  • To collect and preserve the material necessary for a truthful history of the War Between the States and to protect, preserve, and mark the places made historic by Confederate valor
  • To assist descendants of worthy Confederates in securing a proper education
  • To fulfill the sacred duty of benevolence toward the survivor of the War and those dependent upon them
  • To honor the memory of those who served and those who fell in the service of the Confederate States of America
  • To record the part played during the War by Southern women, including their patient endurance of hardship, their patriotic devotion during the struggle, and their untiring efforts during the post-War reconstruction of the South
  • To cherish the ties of friendship among the members of the Organization

Membership is open to women no less than 16 years of age who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave Material Aid to the Cause. If you are interested in joining, please fill out our contact form below.

150  Years

This updated web page is a project of the "150 Years of Remembrance Committee"
to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States.

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