Confederate veterans, United
This association was organized at New Orleans, June 10, 1889.
Its avowed purpose is strictly social, literary, historical, and benevolent.
Its constitution says that it “will endeavor to unite in a general federation all associations of Confederate veterans, soldiers and sailors, now in existence or hereafter to be formed; to gather authentic data for an impartial history of the war between the States; to preserve relics or mementoes of the same; to cherish the ties of friendship that should exist among men who have shared common dangers, common sufferings, and privations; to care for the disabled and extend a helping hand to the needy; to protect the widows and the orphans, and to make and preserve a record of the resources of every member, and, as far as possible, of those of our comrades who have preceded us in eternity.”
State organizations are authorized, and are called divisions.
The permanent headquarters of the association are at New Orleans, La.
Number of camps, 1,300.
Number of members, according to last report, about 60,000.
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