MATTIE T. WRIGHT CHAPTER 2533
OF THE CONFEDERACY®
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLORIDA
|Col. Wyatt Abbitt
|Joseph Elothia Acosta, 8th Regiment, Florida
Plummer, Capt J. A. Pacetti’s Co 8th Infantry, Florida
Simeon Plummer, Co. A, 1st Infantry, Florida
Skirving Price, ASST. SURG., 38th Infantry Regiment, Georgia
William S. Price, Capt Brook’s Co, Terrell Light Artillery, Georgia
West, Co. A, 10th Regiment South Carolina Infantry Volunteers
|Thomas Callaway Chandler, Co - A, 24th GA and
5th Reg. Co B, 2nd Brigade, G.M. Army of Tennessee
|Thomas W. Hart, 2nd Lt., Co. B,
Infantry; Captured at Harper's Farm; Prisoner of War,
Johnson Island, Ohio
Nathaniel Greene Renfroe, Co. C, 7th Regiment, Florida Infantry
Arnold Whitaker, Co. E, 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry
Madison Tucker, Co. G, 2nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry
Daniel Bird Herring, Co. I, 3rd Florida Infantry
George Washington Herring, Home Guard, Welborn, Florida
Henry Hamilton Herring, Co. H, 1st Florida Cavalry
John Wesley Herring, Co. A, 1st Florida Cavalry
Robert Asberry Herring, Co. H, 9th Georgia Infantry
William Woody Herring, Co. I, 3rd Florida Infantry
Tina Darling Boone Baldassari
Jericha Diane Baldassari
Amanda Darling Noyes
|Thomas Hodge Hightower, Tennessee, Artilleryman,
Captain Lynch's Company
|James Jackson Pynes, Corporal, Co. H, 18th Regiment, Brown's Rebels,
|John Fitzhugh Lay, Co. E.,
4th Virginia Calvary, C.S.A
||Connie Lay Hicks
Please contact any of the above officers if you have any questions or would like to apply for membership.
TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR UDC MEMBERS
1. She accepts her responsibility cheerfully and
gives it her best.
2. She reads her yearbook carefully and finds out
what duties are laid down for her office.
3. She consults her predecessor to find out what
has been done, what to hope for.
confers with the members of her committee for suggestions, and outlines what
share they can take in the work.
keeps an alert eye on all activities of the whole organization and fits in her
work with that of others.
6. She keeps in
touch with her president.
7. She keeps
others aware of the importance of her job and presents it to others whenever she
8. She keeps an accurate record of
what she does for her successor, and passes it on with suggestions, when her
term is ended.
9. She Cooperates with other
officers and chairmen.
10. She reports
promptly and on time for her own yearbook and to her general chairman.
Our meetings are held the 4th Wednesday from September through May except
November and December which is the 3rd Wednesday and they are held at
Queen's Harbour Yacht & Country Club
1131 Queens Harbor Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32225
Visitors are always
Contact any officer for information.
Our Chaplain is
Atwood Brewton and you may contact her by the phone number in your yearbooks.
Scholarships are available to children who are blood descendants, lineal
or collateral, of men and women who served honorably for the Confederate
States of America.
Crosses of Military Service Awards
These are awarded through United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapters
to LINEAL blood descendants of Confederate Soldiers or Sailors. This includes
those that served in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia,
Herzegovina and the Persian Gulf.
For more information contact
for the Wounded Program
Picture of local Veterans taken July 4, 2012
The Land of the Free-Thanks to the Brave
We also support our veterans in VA Hospitals and local nursing homes
along with sponsoring a local chapter of Children of the Confederacy. We
have Essay Contests open to children under 18 years old and our Mrs. Norman Randolph
Relief Fund helps support Real Daughters of Confederate Veterans still
living, some in nursing homes.
CHILDREN of the CONFEDERACY
C. S. S. Florida
The cruiser Florida, during her two years of operations
against United States
commerce, was one of the two most profitable military
investments made by the Confederacy. She and her sister ship, Alabama, appear to
have done more damage to the United States in proportion to their cost than any
other major activity undertaken by the Confederacy.
The Florida, and the ships she outfitted, accounted for
$4,051,000 worth of commerce. She and her tenders captured a total of 60 prizes,
of which 46 were burned, 13 bonded, and 1 recaptured. The Florida herself
captured 38 of these. The ship cost the South $400,000 to build and operate.
Therefore, the Florida destroyed ships worth ten times her own cost. In
addition, the cost to the United States in operating ships to search for the
cruisers has been tentatively set at $3,325,000, a figure several times greater
than the cost of all Confederate cruisers.
On the morning of November 28, 1864, the Florida sank in nine
fathoms of water at Hampton Roads, Virginia due to taking on water from a
previous ramming by the Federal Steamer, Wachusett.
On July 1, 1988, a charter was issued to C. S. S. Florida
Chapter No. 841, Children of the Confederacy, Jacksonville Beach, Florida as
auxiliary to Mattie T. Wright Chapter No. 2533.