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We are so glad you found our address in cyberspace. Our chapter was chartered on May 16, 2012 to fulfill a desire for a chapter in southern Illinois.  Now that we are chartered, we want to grow!  

Membership is open to women no less than 16 years of age who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of a man or woman who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave Material Aid to the Cause.  We have included some good research sites on our links page.  Contact our registrar for more information.  Click here for a worksheet.

The objectives of UDC 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 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

did you know?


UDC Logo

The insignia of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is the First National Flag (Stars and Bars) of the Confederacy surrounded by a laurel wreath bearing the letters "UDC" under the flag; the whole is tied with a ribbon on which are inscribed the dates "1861-1865." 

Emblem & Motto

Cotton Boll

The emblem of the UDC is a cotton boll superimposed on a five-pointed star . At the tips of the points are the words of the motto: LOVE, LIVE, PRAY, THINK, DARE. 

Why I Am a Daughter

Please read these words, written by Mary Nowlin Moon (Mrs. John), a member of the Kirkwood Otey Chapter, Lynchburg, VA, and first read at a chapter meeting on June 2, 1915.  More…

Our Ancestors  More…

 Image from Library of Congress Civil War Collection