United Daughters of the Confederacy, Annie Wheeler Chapter 391 records
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United Daughters of the Confederacy, Annie Wheeler Chapter 391 records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Creator: United Daughters of the Confederacy. Georgia Division. Annie Wheeler Chapter no. 391.
Title: United Daughters of the Confederacy, Annie Wheeler Chapter 391 records
Dates: circa 1867, 1901-2012
Quantity: 8.09 Linear feet (19 boxes)
Abstract:The United Daughter of the Confederacy, Annie Wheeler Chapter #391 is located within Carroll County and was originally chartered on June 19, 1901, but was disbanded in 1976. It was later re-chartered on March 10, 2010. The chapter is named after Annie Early Wheeler, the daughter of U.S. Representative Joseph Wheeler, who was a nurse in the Spanish-American War and World War One. The goal of the chapter is to provide an education to the public about Carroll County's Civil War involvement, as well as to honor the veterans who fought in the conflict.
Identification: LH-0073

Biographical/Historical Note

The United Daughter of the Confederacy, Annie Wheeler Chapter #391 was originally chartered on June 19, 1901 under the leadership of Mrs. J. L. Caldwell. This charter became inactive in 1976. On August 29, 2009, a committee of fifteen ladies met with the Georgia President of the UDC and the Organizing Chairman to reactive the Annie Wheeler chapter of the UDC within Carroll County. It was officially re-chartered on March 10, 2010.

The chapter was named after Miss Annie Early Wheeler who was born July 31, 1868 in Wheeler, Alabama. Annie Wheeler was the second daughter of Joseph Wheeler and his wife Daniella. Joseph Wheeler was a military commander and a politician for the state of Alabama, serving as a United States Representative for eighteen years. During his political career, Wheeler sought to consolidate the North and the South and championed economic policies which would help rebuild the southern states after the Civil War. Joseph also served as general within the Civil War for the Confederate States of America and then for the United States during the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War. It was in the Spanish-American War that Annie served as a nurse for wounded soldiers by following her father and brother there. Her work within this conflict led to her being named the 'Angel of Santiago'. She later became a nurse for the Red Cross during World War One, which was under the leadership of Clara Barton, where she was stationed in England and France. After serving as a nurse in these military campaigns, Annie returned to her family's plantation where she remained until her death in 1955.

The official objectives of the Annie Wheeler chapter include: Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial, and Patriotic. The chapter centers all of its work on these objectives. Furthermore, the goal of the chapter is the educating of public on the Carroll County area's Civil War veterans, as well as honoring the sacrifices these veterans made through special programs.

Sources Consulted

Speer, Charles M. Souvenir -- Historical Edition: Carroll County. Carrollton, Ga.: R.L. Sharpe Printing, 1910.


Scope and Content Note

The organizational records of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Annie Wheeler Chapter consist of four series based on their relevance to particular U.D.C. organizations. These series include: the National Division, the Georgia Division, the Annie Wheeler Chapter, and Miscellaneous. Contained within these series is a multitude of organizational materials, including but not limited to, annual convention minutes for the state of Georgia and the United states, as well as minutes of the Annie Wheeler Chapter, by-laws, correspondence, historians' books from 2010 to 2012, membership applications for the local chapter, a president's book, Southern Cross of Honor applications from Carrollton, two treasurers' books, national chapter magazines from 2010 to 2012, and chapter yearbooks from 1928 to 1969. These records also contain ten scrapbooks, a Sunday School program from 1867, and handwritten manuscripts, one of which details Carroll County history but does not correspond to any published account.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America--History--Periodicals.
Confederate States of America--History--Societies, etc.
United Daughters of the Confederacy -- Georgia Division.
United Daughters of the Confederacy -- Georgia Division. -- Annie Wheeler Chapter, No. 391.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Societies, etc.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Given by Violette H. Denney, Historian of the UDC, Annie Wheeler Chapter #391, in August 2013; Approximately 7 additional linear feet were transferred to the University of West Georgia from the Neva Lomason Library in November and December 2013.

Processed By

Processed by Candice Larson, October 2013 and January 2014

Sponsorship

Finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions

User Restrictions

Creators' literary rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia Library


Container List

 

Series I: National Division

This series contains the annual convention minutes of the national division of the U.D.C, ranging from 1912 to 1969. It also includes applications for the Southern Cross of Honor of multiple veterans from the United Confederate Veterans, Camp 487 located within Carrollton, Georgia. The Southern Cross of Honor is a military decoration given to Confederate soldiers and officers to commemorate the valor they showed fighting in the Civil War. The idea of bestowing medals to these soldiers after the war came from Mrs. Alexander S. Erwin and began in Atlanta, Georgia under the leadership of the U.D.C. in 1898. Additionally, this series also consists of articles of Incorporation, bulletins, by-laws, guidelines, rules, a newsletter, and other materials.

Box

1Annual National Convention Minutes, 1912
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1924
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1941
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1945
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1946

Box

2Annual National Convention Minutes, 1946
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1947
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1948
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1949
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1950

Box

3Annual National Convention Minutes, 1951
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1952
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1953
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1954
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1955
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1956

Box

4Annual National Convention Minutes, 1957
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1958
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1959
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1960
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1961
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1962
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1963

Box

5Annual National Convention Minutes, 1965
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1966
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1967
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1968
Annual National Convention Minutes, 1969

Box

Fldr

61Addresses of Miss Mildred Lewis Rutherford, 1912-1916
2Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and Standing Rules, 1958
3Blank Membership Application, circa 1950s
4Constitution and By-Laws
5Historian General's Yearbook, 1963-1965
6"How To Become a Member" Bulletin, 1958
7Miscellaneous
8Newsletter
9Recipients of the Southern Cross of Honor
10Registration Guidelines, 1931
11Rules for Bestowal of Southern Cross of Honor
12Southern Cross of Honor Applications "A"
13Southern Cross of Honor Applications "B"
14Southern Cross of Honor Applications "C"
15Southern Cross of Honor Applications "D"
16Southern Cross of Honor Applications "E"
17Southern Cross of Honor Applications "F"
18Southern Cross of Honor Applications "G"
19Southern Cross of Honor Applications "H"
20Southern Cross of Honor Applications "I"
21Southern Cross of Honor Applications "J"
22Southern Cross of Honor Applications "K"
23Southern Cross of Honor Applications "L"
24Southern Cross of Honor Applications "M"
25Southern Cross of Honor Applications "N"
26Southern Cross of Honor Applications "P"

Box

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71Southern Cross of Honor Applications "Q"
2Southern Cross of Honor Applications "R"
3Southern Cross of Honor Applications "S"
4Southern Cross of Honor Applications "T"
5Southern Cross of Honor Applications "V"
6Southern Cross of Honor Applications "W"
7Southern Cross of Honor Applications "Y"
8Southern Cross of Honor Applications Fragment
 

Series II: Georgia Division

This series contains the annual convention minutes of the Georgia division of the U.D.C, ranging from 1902 to 1969. It also includes various organizational records which consist of the articles of incorporation, by-laws, Confederate memorialization and member activities within Georgia, Miss Rutherford's Scrap Books from 1923, newsletters, a state U.D.C Roster from 1960, among other materials.

Box

8Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1902
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1903
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1910
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1915
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1920
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1939
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1944
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1945
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1946
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1947
(2 copies)

Box

9Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1948
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1949
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1950
(2 copies)
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1951
(3 copies)
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1952
(2 copies)
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1953
(2 copies)
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1955
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1956
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1957
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1958
(2 copies)

Box

10Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1961
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1962
(2 copies)
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1963
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1964
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1965
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1966
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1967
(2 copies)
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1968
Annual Georgia Convention Minutes, 1969

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111Activities and Contests
2Alexander Hamilton Monument and Grounds Unveiling, 1954
3Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and Standing Rules, 1966
4Awards and Scholarship Information
5Jefferson Davis Memorial Chapel Dedication Bulletin, 1961
6Materials from Other State UDC Chapters
7Minutes of the First and Second State Conference of Children of the Confederacy, 1912
8Miscellaneous
9Miscellaneous Brochures
10Miscellaneous Publications
11Miss Rutherford's Scrap Book, 1923
12Newsletters
13"Old Minutes" Project
14Roster and Ancestry Roll, 1960
15State Addresses of Miss Rutherford, 1914-1916
 

Series III: Annie Wheeler Chapter

This series contains organizational records of the Annie Wheeler Chapter of the U.D.C, located within Carroll County. These records include by-laws, correspondence, historians' books, manuscripts, membership applications, minutes, a president's Book, two treasurer's books, UDC Magazines, and Annie Wheeler Chapter yearbooks from 1928 to 1969. This series also consists of ten scrapbooks ranging in years from 1902 to the 1970s.

Box

12Scrapbook, circa 1902-1937
Scrapbook, 1912-1914
Scrapbook, circa 1930s
Scrapbook, circa 1930s-1950s
Scrapbook, 1938-1955
Scrapbook, 1940-1941
Scrapbook, 1941-1942
Scrapbook, 1942-1943
Scrapbook, 1946-1947
Scrapbook, circa 1970-1972

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Fldr

131Biography of Annie Early Wheeler
2Civil War Muster Rolls
3Constitution and By-Laws, 1912
4Constitution and By-Laws, 1915
5Correspondence
6Georgia UDC Rating Sheets for Annie Wheeler Chapter
7Historians Book, 2010
8Historians Book [1 of 2], 2011
9Historians Book [2 of 2], 2011
10Historians Book [1 of 3], 2011-2012
11Historians Book [2 of 3], 2011-2012

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141Historians Book [3 of 3], 2011-2012
2Histories
3Lists of Carroll County Civil War Soldiers
4Lists of Members Who Paid Taxes, 1940-1977
5Manuscript – "Birth Day Lines Inscribed to Mr. Appleton Mandeville"
6Manuscript – Carroll County History
7Manuscript – "Carroll in the War between the States"
8Manuscript – "Mayflowers", 1902
9Membership Applications "A"
10Membership Applications "B"
11Membership Applications "C"
12Membership Applications "D"
13Membership Applications "E"
14Membership Applications "F"
15Membership Applications "G"
16Membership Applications "H"
17Membership Applications "J"
18Membership Applications "K"

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151Membership Applications "L"
2Membership Applications "M"
3Membership Applications "O"
4Membership Applications "P"
5Membership Applications "R"
6Membership Applications "S"
7Membership Applications "T"
8Membership Applications "V"
9Membership Applications "W"
10Membership Applications "Y"
11Membership Demits/Transfers
12Memorial Day Program, 1930
13Memoriams
14Minutes, 1925-1950
15Minutes, 1959-1961
16Minutes, 1962-1968
17Miscellaneous
18Personal Military History of J.M. Hamrick, 1901
19Poems
20Procedures and Policies

Box

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161President's Book, circa 1902-1912
2Sandersonville Committee Action Dispute
3Treasurer's Book, circa 1912-1931
4Treasurer's Book, 1940-1977
5UDC Magazine, November 2010-August 2011
6UDC Magazine, September 2011-April 2012
7UDC Magazine, May 2012- June/July 2012

Box

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171Yearbooks, 1928-1935
2Yearbooks, 1935-1939
3Yearbooks, 1939-1942
4Yearbooks, 1942-1945
5Yearbooks, 1945-1948

Box

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181Yearbooks, 1948-1956
2Yearbooks, 1956-1958
3Yearbooks, 1958-1963
4Yearbooks, 1962-1968
5Yearbooks, 1967-1969
 

Series IV: Miscellaneous

This series contains miscellaneous articles including a list with names of local individuals in Carroll County, various newspaper articles, information on a contest at City Hall in 1915, and a Sunday School program from 1867. Names included on these materials include: Miss Nannie Adamson, Mr. P.T. Adamson, Miss Ruby Beall, Rev. E.P. Birch, Miss Lucy Bonner, Miss Martha Brown, Susie McClure, Edward Dodd, Miss Mollie Fitts, Charlsie Mae Holmes, Eunice Johnson, Leonard King, Miss Jane Kingsbury, Miss Selena Kingsbury, Miss Ella McDaniel, Master H. McDaniel, Miss Mary McDaniel, Miss Nora McDaniel, Miss Nell Meadows, Mr. J.O.A. Miller, Mrs. Frank Moncrief, Miss Nannie Little, Master B. Richardson, Miss Emma Richardson, George Smith, Miss Nannie Smith, Sanford Smith, Miss Claire Snead, Mary Stephens, Miss Pauline Stephens, Ella Cecil Turner, Mary Tanner, Harvey Tisinger, and others.

Box

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191Davis Memorial Elorutionary Contest, 1915
2Newspaper Articles
3Notes on local residents (likely made by Mrs. E.B. Meadows)
4Sunday School program, 1867