of the General Joe Wheeler Chapter #966 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy welcome you!
The General Joe Wheeler Chapter #966 is a member of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy General Organization. Please visit their website also.
The History of the General Joe Wheeler Chapter #966
Organized: February, 1906, Roswell, New Mexico
Chartered: March, 1906
Re-chartered: 2003, Las Cruces, New Mexico
is taken from the Minutes of the Thirteenth Annual Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
held in Gulfport, Mississippi, 14-27 November 1906. Mrs. Lizzie George Henderson, President-General
and Mrs. John P. Hickman, Secretary-General.
I greet you as the first representative of far away New Mexico, a delegate
from the General Joe Wheeler Chapter 966, organized at Roswell in February, 1906, through the efforts
of our President, Miss Greenlee.
In March, our chapter secured a charter and held its first regular meeting
in April. We have fifty-three charter members with the prospect of larger growth. As yet,
there has been no work done in the chapter except to have a dinner and a supper to raise funds for
expenses, but we are a very enthusiastic body and you may expect to hear from us in the near future.
We hope to soon organize a chapter at Carlsbad so we can have a Territorial Division.
There is already a chapter at Portales.
There is only one delegate from our chapter present instead of two as
we had expected.
Mrs. B. F. Harlow
General Joe Wheeler Chapter 966