United
Daughters
Of The
Confederacy
Florida Division
Mattie T.
Wright
Chapter
2533


 




 

 

 

 

     UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY®

MATTIE T. WRIGHT CHAPTER 2533
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLORIDA

ANCESTORS

ANCESTOR
MEMBER
Col. Wyatt Abbitt Atwood Brewton
Joseph Elothia Acosta, 8th Regiment, Florida Infantry
James Alexander 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

William Hearl West, Co. A, 10th Regiment South Carolina Infantry Volunteers 
Juanita Plummer Dixon
Dana Sawyer
Becky Harrison
Sarah Yates
Thomas Callaway Chandler, Co - A, 24th GA and 5th Reg. Co B, 2nd Brigade, G.M. Army of Tennessee Brenda Chandler Brubeck
Thomas W. Hart,  2nd Lt., Co. B, 5th Florida 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
Brenda Whitaker Collins
Charlsie Whitaker Rigdon
Tina Darling Boone Baldassari
Jericha Diane Baldassari
Amanda Darling Noyes
Thomas Hodge Hightower, Tennessee, Artilleryman, Captain Lynch's Company Marianne Hibbard
James Jackson Pynes, Corporal, Co. H, 18th Regiment, Brown's Rebels, Mississippi
Lewis W.Pynes
Hamilton D.Pynes
Sue Woodford-Beal
John Fitzhugh Lay, Co. E., 4th Virginia Calvary, C.S.A Connie Lay Hicks

 

Officers 2018-2020

 
President Suzanne Reynolds-Brady
First Vice-President Anna DuBois
Second Vice-President Vacant
Recording Secretary Brenda W. Collins
Treasurer Joy Schultz
Military Service Awards Beverly Peele Robinson
Historian Vacant
Registrar Amy Putnam
Chaplain Atwood Brewton
Parliamentarian Vacant

Please contact any of the above officers if you have any questions or would like to apply for membership.

ABOUT 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.
4. She confers with the members of her committee for suggestions, and outlines what share they can take in the work.
5. She 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 can.
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.

 

 

MEETINGS

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 welcome.
Contact any officer for information.

 

CHAPLAIN

Our Chaplain is Atwood Brewton and you may contact her by the phone number in your yearbooks.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

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
Military Service Awards Beverly Peele Robinson


Stamps for the Wounded Program
 


Picture of local Veterans taken July 4, 2012
The Land of the Free-Thanks to the Brave
 

Other Activities
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.


 

 

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