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Purpose and Eligibility

PURPOSE

The Children of the Confederacy is an auxiliary of the United Daughters of the Confederacy consisting of young people from infancy through the General Convention after their eighteenth birthday who are descendants of men or women who honorably served the Confederate States of America in the Army, Navy or Civil capacity.

We also seek:

  • To honor and perpetuate the memory and deeds of high principles of the men and women of the Confederacy.
  • To observe properly all Confederate Memorial Days.
  • To strengthen the ties of friendship among members of the Organization.
  • To serve society through civic affairs and to perpetuate National patriotism as our ancestors once defended their beliefs.

 

Objectives of the Children of the Confederacy

 

 

Historical

7086453Each month we sponsor historical programs in our Chapter meetings. One of our programs was about Sam Davis, known as Boy Hero of the Confederacy.


Benevolent

woundedwarriorAt the 2014 General Convention, Ex President General Seth Cook honored a wounded warrior and presented a check for $10,000 to Wounded Warriors.


Educational

We offer a number of scholarships for our members. For more information, click here.


Memorial

Memorial ServiceMemorial services are held each year at conventions (Division and General) as well as needed in local areas. Services are led by our Chaplains.


Patriotic

american-flagThrough the leadership of our Custodian of General, our organization participates in numerous patriotic activities throughout the year including parades.


ELIGIBILITY

Those eligible for active membership are boys and girls from birth to the Annual General CofC Convention (July) after their 18th birthday who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Confederate Army, Navy, or Civil Service, or gave material aid to the Cause or those who are lineal or collateral descendants of members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy whose papers are acceptable by the present requirements for membership. Adopted children are not eligible for membership by virtue of the adoptive parents’ bloodline, but solely by virtue of the natural or biological parents. To obtain an application and for more information, contact us by completing the form below.