The United Daughters of the Confederacy is made up of more than 20,000 women nationwide who are blood descendents, lineal or collateral, of the men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America or who gave material aid to the cause. Our objectives are Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial and Patriotic, and our work is concentrated in these areas.
THE MISSISSIPPI DIVISION UDC
Organized in Meridian, Mississippi, on April 27, 1897, the Mississippi Division United Daughters of the Confederacy has more than 800 members in 30 chapters located throughout the state. Mississippi Daughters work diligently to carry out the objectives of our Organization.
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DAYS OF OBSERVANCE
According to the Standing Rules of UDC General all bodies of the UDC are to observe annually, when possible, the following special days:
January 14 - Birthday of Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury
January 19 - Birthday of General Robert E. Lee
January 21 - Birthday of General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
June 3 - Birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis
September 10 - Founders Day
September 16 - Birthday of Admiral Franklin Buchanan
September 27 - Birthday of Admiral Raphael Semmes
April 25 - Confederate Memorial Day
Published monthly (with the sole exception of a combined June/July issue) by the General Organization of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the UDC MAGAZINE includes messages from the General Officers and news about Division and Chapter activities around the country. Subscription rate is $15.00 per year. ($27 for two years, $40 for three years.) Subscription rate for 100% Chapters is $12.00 per year. For additional information or submitting articles and ads and for subscription information, please click here.
Believed to be the oldest continually published Division Newsletter/paper in the General Organization, Mississippi's OUR HERITAGE is published four times each year and is provided to each member of the Mississippi Divison UDC as a benefit of her membership dues.
The next deadline for submission of material for publication in OUR HERITAGE:May 20, 2013 Submit officer and committee messages and news and pictures to the Division Editor.
All material not specifically stated to be in the public domain or to be the work of others is copyrighted 2001 - 2007 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy of Mississippi. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced without permission.
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As we mark the 150th Anniversary of the War Between the States, let us do our part ot encourage our young folks to learn more about our true history and heritage by submitting an entry to the Essay Contest. I look forward to reading lots of them in 2013
* Junior High (grades 6 - 8) - The Role of the Female Soldier during the War Between the States
* Senior High (grades 9-12) - Mississippi 1863, May, June & July - The Vicksburg Campaign. Essays should be between 400 and 600 words and must be typed and double spaced. They must include the required citing of authorities in footnotes, the correct use of quotes and a completed bibliography. The term "Civil War" should not be used EXCEPT in direct quotes. Use the term "War Between the States." Entries must be submitted to the Mississippi Division Historian and postmarked no later that March 15, 2013.