By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

U.D.C. Started First Transylvania Library


December 26, 2016

Postcard of Brevard's Transylvania Confederate Memorial Library operated by the Transylvania Chapter of the U.D.C.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy or U.D.C. is a patriotic organization of women descended from those who served for the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War. Founded in Nashville, Tenn. in 1894, there were about 100,000 members in chapters throughout the Southeast at its peak around the time of World War I.

The Transylvania Chapter was chartered on June 7, 1911 with 25 members. Miss Annie Jean Gash was the first president. Their purpose was to aid Transylvania's Confederate veterans. They attended reunions, secured and presented Crosses of Honor, attended funeral services, purc...

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