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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Daughters of the Confederacy, (search)
Daughters of the Confederacy, An organization established in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 10, 1894. Its membership consists of the widows, wives, mothers, sisters, and lineal female descendants of the men who served in the Confederate army and navy, or who were connected in any way with the Confederate cause. The objects of the society, as declared in the constitution, are social, literary, historical, monumental, benevolent, and honorable in every degree. In 1900 there were 400 chapters in the United States, North and South, with about 8,000 members. The president was Mrs. Kate Cabell Currie, Dallas, Tex.; recording secretary, Mrs. John P. Hickman, Nashville, Tenn.