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General William P Carlin Chapter
National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865
Located in Quincy, IL

Gen. William P. Carlin

General Carlin was a career soldier from the State of Illinois who graduated from West Point in 1850. He was commissioned August 5, 1861 as the Colonel and the first commander of the 38th Illinois Infantry. In November 1861 he took command of the Southeastern Missouri District and on November 29th 1862 was promoted to Brigadier General of the Army of Tennessee and was commander of the 1st Brigade,1st Division XIV Corps.

He participated at the Battle of Fredericktown,Missouri; Siege of Cornith, Mississippi; Battle of Perryville, Kentucky; at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge and the Battle of Chickamanuga; Third Battle of Chattamooga; Atlanta Campaign, Sherman's March to the Sea; the capture of Savannah, Georgia; and the Carolinas Campaign. At the end of the war he received brevets to Major General in the Volunteer Union Army and the Regular Army.


General William P. Carlin Chapter was organized by Organizing Regent Leslie Reynolds in Quincy, IL. The chapter chartered on May 17, 2008 at a National Congress held in Rend Lake, IL.

The National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865 was founded October 9, 1912 in New York City, New York by Mrs. Frank Crowell. The Society is a hereditary society formed to honor the soldiers and patriots who were dedicated to preserving the Union during the Civil War.


This Society acknowleges as its fundamental principles:

A. A firm belief and trust in Almighty God, extolling Him under whose beneficent guidance the sovereignty and integrity of the Union have been maintained, the honor of the Flag vindicated and the blessings of Civil Liberty secured, established and enlarged.
B. Allegiance to the United States of America based on paramount respect for and fidelity to its Constitution and laws, manifested by discountenancing whatever may tend to weaken loyalty, incite to insurrection, treason or rebellion, or impair in any manner the efficiency and permanency of our free institutions.

  • To honor the memory of the men and women who contributed towards the preservation of the Union during the Civil War, extending over the years 1861-1865
  • To foster a spirit of patriotism, loyalty and love of country
  • To uphold the honor of the Flag of the United States of America
  • To give financial aid to Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee
  • Our National motto is "Let Us Have Peace"
    Our National song is "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
    Our flower is the Tea Rose


    For information about the Gen. William P. Carlin Chapter and the requirements for membership, please contact:
    Chapter Regent: L. Reynolds

    Chapter Registrar: M. Foster-Kill

    For information about the National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865 and other chapters of our society, please contact:
    NSDU Membership Chairman
    National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865
    Membership Chairman
    P.O. Box 718
    New Albany, IN 47150


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