Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Burying the Dead but Not the PastLadies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Caroline E. Janney

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780807831762

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807882702_janney

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 17 September 2021

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

United Daughters and Confederated Ladies, 1894–1915

(p.167) 6 Lest We Forget
Burying the Dead but Not the Past

Caroline E. Janney

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter discusses the new Confederate women's organization, the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC or Daughters), which entered the memorial scene in 1894. The birth and overwhelming success of the Daughters in many ways served as a testament to the triumph of the Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs). The LMAs' decades-long work had provided the conditions and opportunity for the UDC to take up the banner of Confederate patriotism, and initially memorial women rejoiced that their efforts to instill reverence for the Lost Cause had succeeded so well. It soon became clear, however, that the Daughters intended to take over both the Ladies' objectives and associations. As if challenges from the Daughters were not enough, Richmond's Confederate Memorial Literary Society had to contend with the attempts of veterans to dictate the direction of the Lost Cause during debates over the Battle Abbey.

Keywords:   Confederate women's organization, United Daughters, Confederacy, UDC, memorial scene, Confederate patriotism

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .