The United Daughters of the Confederacy is an organization which developed from local memorial, monument, and Confederate Home Associations to Camps of Confederate Veterans which were organized after the War for Southern Independence. It is the oldest patriotic organization in the United States because of it's connection with two State organizations which existed as early as 1890.
The Pamlico Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was chartered on April 6, 1896. It was the second chapter to be organized in the State of North Carolina, and the forty-third in the Nation.
Taken from the Washington Gazette, April 23, 1896
DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY
At a call from Miss E.B. Rodman and Miss E.M.B. Hoyt, there was a meeting of ladies in the Town Hall of Washington, North Carolina, January 27, 1896 for the purpose of organizing a Chapter of Daughters of the Confederacy. The organization was perfected in three meetings January 27, February 4, and February 10, 1896.
OBJECT OF THE ASSOCIATION
As the work of the memorial Associations is about completed, this Association is organized in the South for the preservation of relics of the Civil War; the collection of historical material bearing on that Conflict; interesting the young in the Cause; and keeping alive the memory of the heroism of the South during the trying years from 1861 - 1865. Parts of these objects have been accomplished by Memorial Associations in the last thirty years, but the principle aim of these Associations was the erection of monuments to the memory of those who laid down their lives for the land they loved so well. There was no concerted effort for the attainment of the other objects until the organization of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
The Chapter is to be called PAMLICO CHAPTER. The officers will be elected annually on General Lee's Birthday and the annual fee must be paid before that time. The officers are Mrs. General Grimes of Pitt, President; Miss E.B. Rodman, Vice President; Miss E.M.B. Hoyt, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. C.M. Payne, Recording Secretary; Mrs. John Small, Treasurer; Miss J.J. Burbank, Historian.
An application was made to the Cape Fear Chapter for a charter. The Cape Fear Chapter is the State Charter Chapter and all charters must be obtained through that Chapter.
The Pamlico Chapter received its charter April 6, 1896. This Chapter is large and enthusiastic and gives promise of great results in the future.
All honor to the gray-clad dead
Who slumber 'neath the sod,
For nigh a hundred dreamless years
Their souls have been with God;
But still they live in memory,
Their fame shall never die
As long as there's a Southern heart,
Beneath the Southern sky!
--Nellie Miles Paul
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This page was last updated on: August 14, 2008
PRESIDENT: Anne F. Meredith
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT: Vera N. Boseman
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT: Colleen M. Lupton
THIRD VICE PRESIDENT: Trudy O. Garris
SECRETARY: Joan H. Nicholls
TREASURER: Renee O. Spain
REGISTRAR: Crestena J. Oakley
HISTORIAN / CHAPLAIN: Gayle N. Roper
Mrs. Bryan Grimes ........ 1896-1902
Miss Lida Tunstall Rodman ....... 1902-1904
Mrs. Samuel R. Fowle ....... 1904-1908
Miss Lida Tunstall Rodman ....... 1909-1912
Miss Lena Windley ....... 1913-1915
Mrs. Samuel R. Fowle ....... 1916-1920
Mrs. John C. Rodman ....... 1921-1922
Mrs. Wiley C. Rodman ....... 1922-1927
Mrs. J.D. Paul ....... 1928
Mrs. B.L. Susman ....... 1928-1930
Mrs. Wiley C. Rodman ....... 1931
Mrs. Stephen C. Bragaw ....... 1932
Mrs. J.D. Grimes, Jr. ....... 1933-1954
Mrs. Etta Carter Windley ....... 1954-1955
Mrs. J.P. Rowlett ....... 1956-1957
Mrs. William P. McLean ....... 1957-1959
Mrs. Clarence Little ....... 1959-1960
Mrs. E.W. McGahey ....... 1961
Mrs. Norman Winslow ....... 1961-1964
Mrs. J.H.B. Andrew ....... 1964-1966
Mrs. Sarah E. Piver ....... 1966-1967
Mrs. C.D. Roberson ....... 1967-1969
Mrs. Eliza G. Wahmann ....... 1969-1971
Mrs. J.H.B. Andrew ....... 1972--1974
Mrs. Hal Wilson ....... 1974-1976
Mrs. G.W. Hodges ....... 1980-1982
Mrs. W.P. McLean ....... 1983-1985
Mrs. Katherine S. Hinds ....... 1986-1988
Mrs. Jesse C. Cayton ....... 1988-1989
Mrs. W.P. McLean ....... 1989-1994
Mrs. Colleen Lupton....... 1994-2003
The Pamlico Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is the
sponsor of the local Chapter of the Children of the Confederacy.
The local Chapter of the Children of the Confederacy was named in honor of the Washington Grays, Company K, 10th Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, Heavy Artillery.
The objectives of the Children of the Confederacy are to broaden the scope of interest in projects which are Historical, Benevolent, Educational, Patriotic, and Memorial. The Children of the Confederacy are to honor and perpetuate the memories and deeds of high principal of the men and women of the Confederacy, to properly observe 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.
To be eligible to join the Children of the Confederacy, an individual must be less than 18 years of age and unmarried, and must have a linear or collateral ancestor who served honorably in or gave material aid to the Confederate States of America.
March 16, 2000 Charter Presentation
Washington Grays #1
Children of the Confederacy
Washington Grays #1
Children of the Confederacy
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The Pamlico Chapter #43 is now assisting local author and historian, Louis W. Martin, Jr., with his second book, Volume II of Beaufort County Heroes 1861 - 1865. The Chapter is requesting the public to also help by providing any pictures of Confederate soldiers from both Beaufort and Hyde Counties in eastern North Carolina, so they can be included in this book. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. If you should have a picture to contribute, please contact Mr. Martin.