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United Daughters of the Confederacy, Annie Wheeler Chapter 391 records

 Collection
Identifier: LH-0073

Scope and Content

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.

Dates

  • circa 1867, 1901-2012

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions

User Restrictions

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

Biographical 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.

Extent

9.93 Linear feet (22 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

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.

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. Second addition [Box 22] given December 2017.

Processed By

Processed by Candice Larson, October 2013 and January 2014 Second addition processed by Russ Lenox February 2018.
Title
Finding Aid to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Annie Wheeler Chapter 391 Records circa 1867, 1901-2012 LH-0073
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Written by Candice Larson, October 2013 and January 2014 Additions made by Melissa R. Mecadon-Mann, October 2017 Second addtions made by Russ Lenox, February 2018
Date
© 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States