Mrs. Seth L. Smith was an officer in the United Daughters of the Confederacy in North Carolina. The collection includes materials accumulated by Mrs. Smith in the 1930s. Most items are essays on Confederate and southern topics, narratives of the war based on tradition, and biographical sketches and book reviews submitted in the 1930s as entries in contests sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Also included are typescript memoirs of E. D. Dixon, William Edward Brantley, Susan Lennox, J. P. Mullinax, James Reese, and others, regarding their experiences in the Confederate Army and in other capacities in the South during the Civil War, as well as a history of the First North Carolina Cavalry by Minnie Bell, and three letters concerning the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Eliza Hall Parsley was the president of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; and resident of Wilmington, N.C. The collection includes letters and papers of Eliza Hall (Mrs. W.M.) Parsley of Wilmington, N.C., chiefly those she received or collected, 1890s to 1918, in her capacity as member and president of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Also included are historical sketches and clippings; scrapbooks and club records; Civil War letters written by Lieutenant Colonel William Murdock Parsley (1840-1865) of the 3rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, in Virginia and as a prisoner at Fort Delaware and at Hilton Head, S.C., and his memoranda concerning his capture at Spotsylvania, Va., and imprisonment; a portfolio of amateur plays and pageants presented in Wilmington in the 1890s; and other items.
Mrs. A. J. Ellis (Kezia Katherine Clements Ellis) was a member of the Johnston Pettigrew chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Raleigh, N.C. The collection is a scrapbook compiled in the 1930s by Mrs. A. J. Ellis (Kezia Katherine Clements Ellis) of Raleigh, N.C., presumably as a function of her position in the Raleigh chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The scrapbook contains clippings, 1930s, on Confederate subjects.
Digitized photographs in the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives depicting the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Surry County, Mount Airy, N.C. United Daughters of the Confederacy parade on Main Street in Mount Airy, ca. 1910. Original print owned by Ruth Minick:
Digitized photographs from the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives depicting Civil War veterans.
Black and White Sheet Film 079_442: Lenoir County, Kinston, N.C. "Veterans of battle of Kinston." The battle was fought on March 8, 1865. Photograph possibly made on May 10, 1920, at dedication ceremonies for a monument commemorating the battle. Photographic print by Mary Grace Canfield. Neg. 79-442. Mary Grace Canfield Collection (41), board 2.
Ladies' Memorial Association: material in the UNC Libraries system
North Carolina Monumental Association: material in the UNC Libraries system
See also: Bishir, Catherine W. " 'A Strong Force of Ladies:' Women, Politics, and Confederate Memorial Associations in Nineteenth-Century Raleigh." North Carolina Historical Review 77, no. 4 (October 2000). CR970 N87hi v. 77