United Daughters of the Confederacy Ancestors

United Daughters of the Confederacy®

Jacksonville Beach, Florida


Programs 2016-2017


10:30 A. M.
Luncheon cost - $19.00

Queen's Harbour Yacht & Country Club
1131 Queens Harbor Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32225


September 23, 2015

October 28, 2015
Bring food items for BEAM

November 18, 2015 - 3rd Wednesday



December 16, 2015 - 3rd Wednesday


January 27, 2016

February 24, 2016

March 23, 2016
Easter Bonnet Contest

April 27, 2016
Confederate Memorial Day

May 25, 2016

Memorial Service

June 9

Birthday of Jefferson Davis, President CSA

General Historical Programs

August 2015 through August 2017

Mrs. James Q. Woodlock (Shirley) – Historian General 2014-2016

America’s Civil War Magazine; September 2001 The Aeronauts: A History of Ballooning - 1783-1903, L.T.C. Rolt Air War Over Virginia. Charles M. Evans; Civil War Times; October 1996

1. September 2015 Up, Up and Away – Aeronauts and Their Balloons Thaddeus Lowe, America's On-Man Air Corps, Mary Duprey Hoehling Civil War Ballooning During the Seven Days Campaign, Dr. James L. Green, Director of Planetary Science at NASA Gas Balloons: View From Above the Civil War Battlefield, Ben Fanton

2. October 2015 Decca Lamar West, Distinguished Member of the UDC Jefferson Davis National Hig

hway, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Mrs. John L. Woodbury Chairman, 1948 A Texan in Search of a Fight, John Camden West Catechism on the History of the Confederate States of America 1861-1865, Decca Lamar West Jefferson Davis Highway, Mamie Wynne Cox Jefferson Davie Memorial Highway, Richard F. Weingroff Census Records, 1860 Waco, McLennan County, Texas The Handbook of Waco and McLennan County, Texas, Dayton Kelley The Jefferson Davis Highway, Miss Decca Lamar West; UCV Reunion Souvenir, Dallas, Texas, May 19-22, 1925 Decca Lamar West- Death Certificate No. 37123, Texas Dept. of Health and Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin, TX

3. November 2015 Gray Backs, Tigers or Vermin - A Louse by any other Name is Still a Louse Drenched in Dirt and Drowned in Abominations: Insects and the Civil War, DOD Symposium on Evolution of Military Medical Entomology Civil War Medicine, Stuart Brooks The Life of Johnny Reb, Bell Irvin Wiley

4. December 2015 Christmas Time’s A-Comin’ and I Won’t be Goin’ Home Christmas During the Civil War, Walter Gable The All-American Christmas, The Smithsonian Associates Civil War e-newsletter, Volume 7, Number 3 and Volume 8, Number 7 Christmas at The Time of the Civil War, in the soldier’s own words We Were Marching on Christmas Day: A History and Chronicle of Christmas During the Civil War, Kevin Rawlings 5. January 2016 Catherine "Kate" Cumming – Confederate Nurse NARA Compiled Service Records, M311, R95 Historical Times Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War: Kate Cummings, Patricia L. Faust A Journal of Hospital Life in the Confederate Army of Tennessee, Kate Cummings Find A Grave, Tombstone photos of David and Janet Wood Cumming 6. February 2016 Libby - The Great Escape Portals to Hell: Military Prisons of the Civil War, Lonnie Speer Libby Prison Breakout: The Daring Escape from the Notorious Civil War Prison, Joseph Wheelan Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, Elizabeth Varon The Great Civil War Escape, Rick Beard

7. March 2016 Esmeralda Estella McMath Mrs. Moses J. McMath, obituary, Suffolk County News, 15 Oct 1959 Census Records: 1920 and 1930 Suffolk County, New York Annabella Drummond McMath Scholarship, Revised 2005, United Daughters of Confederacy The Oxford Reference, Oxford University Press Find a Grave Memorials

8. April 2016 The Day the War Ended The End of the Confederacy, (FANDEX Family Field Guides), Fred W. Kiger The Official End of the Civil War, Jonathan R. Allen

9. May 2016 Isabelle Wolfe Baruch More Than 10,000 Jews Fought for the Confederacy, Thomas C. Mandes Baroness of Hobcaw: The Life of Belle W. Baruch, Mary E. Miller United Daughters of the Confederacy Web Site, www.hqudc.org

10. June 2016 Disease Followed Them Everywhere Civil War Soldiers: Decimated by Disease; Glenn W. LaFantasie; Military History Quarterly, June 2004 Decimated by Disease, Glenn W. LaFantasie 11. July 2016 John Newland Maffitt – Prince of the Privateers High Seas Confederate: The Life and Times of John Newland Maffitt, Royce Shingleton, John N. Maffitt and James Sprunt John Newland Maffitt, Tim Winstead John Newland Maffitt, Patricia L. Faust; Historical Times Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War

12. August 2016 Mary Bowser, A Spy in the Confederate White House The American Freedman, April 1867 The Anglo African, Oct. 7, 1865 Charles Beecher Diary, Unpublished holding in the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center A Black Spy in the Confederate White House, Lois Leveen The New York Times, Sept. 10, 1865 Records of the Superintendent of Education for the State of Georgia Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1870 A Yankee Spy in Richmond: The Civil War Diary of "Crazy Bet" Van Lew, Elizabeth L. Van Lew Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, Elizabeth Varon; Harper’s Monthly, June 1911 Lady Patriot, Ted Lange

13. September 2016 Major George Washington Littlefield, Confederate Soldier and Philanthropist

Types of Successful Men in Texas, Lewis E. Daniell

George Washington Littlefield: A Biography in Business, David B. Gracy II; (Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Tech University, 1971

George W. Littlefield, Texan, J. Evetts Haley

Littlefield, George Washington, David B. Gracy, II Census Record, 1860 Gonzales County, Texas Compiled Service Records, NARA M323, R51 George Washington Littlefield, H. W. Irby

14. October 2016 The Color Bearer and the Flag Civil War Flags, www.civilwaracademy.com Compiled Service Records, NARA M320, R215 Compiled Service Records, NARA M270, R141 The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863, Scott L. Mungus Why Were Flags Enormously Important in the Civil War?, Robert McNamara

15. November 2016 Killing Time – Leisure Activities of the Soldier Boy

Killing Time - in the Civil War, William Thomas Civil War Games, www.civilwaracademy.com

The Life of Billy Yank and The Life of Johnny Reb, Bell Irvin Wiley The Fighting Men of the Civil War, William C. Davis The Confederacy is on Her Way Up the Spout: Letters to South Carolina, 1861-1864, J. Roderick Heller, III and Carolynn Ayres Heller

16. December 2016 Toys, Games and Entertainment American Children’s Games Through The Civil War Period, Michael Mescher Games From Long Ago, Bobbie Kalman Label information from toys and games, Shirley Woodlock’s personal collection

17. January 2017 Military Discipline Crime and Punishment in The Civil War, Robert Bateman Desertion (Confederate) During the Civil War, Aaron Sheehan-Dean Military Executions During the Civil War, Thomas W. Cutrer Discipline, Patricia L. Faust; Historical Times Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War The Blue & Grey and the Black & Blue – Punishment in the Civil War, www.militaryhistorynow.com

18. February 2017 Musicians, Music and Moral Singing the New Nation: How Music Shaped the Confederacy, E. Lawrence Abel The Everything Civil War Book, Donald Vaughan 101 Things You Didn't Know about the Civil War, Thomas Reed Turner Songs of the Civil War, Silber, Irwin Encyclopedia of the American Civil War, David Heidler The American Reader: Words that Moved a Nation, Diane Ravitch

19. March 2017 Hard Tack, Hard Tack, Come Again No More; Food the Soldiers Ate Food And Rations In The Civil War, William C. March The Civil War Dictionary, Mark M. Boatner, III The Common Soldier in the Civil War, Bell I. Wiley A Rebel's Recollections, George C. Eggleston An Encyclopedia of Practical Cooking, Theodore Francis Garrett Confederate Fare, Civil War Preservation Trust 20. April 2017 Henry Thomas Harrison, Confederate Spy Henry Thomas Harrison, Gettysburg National Military Park; National Parks Service Website Henry Harrison, Secret Agent Man, Mathew W. Lively A Modern Hunt for Fabled Agent: The Spy Harrison, Hall, James O Civil War Times Illustrated; Vol. 24, No. 10 (1986) The History Buff's Guide to Gettysburg, Thomas R. Flagel and Ken Allers Jr. Longstreet’s Scout, Henry Thomas Harrison, Bernie Becker

21. May 2017 Shortages and Substitutions: Making Do on the Home-Front and on the Battlefield Making Do or Substitutions of Scarce Items During The Civil War, Virgina Mescher Confederate Cookbook, Bennett Place Ersatz in the Confederacy: Shortages and Substitutes on the Southern Homefront, Mary Elizabeth Massey Everyday Life During the Civil War, Michael J. Varhole

22. June 2017 Mid-Nineteenth Century Laundry and Cleaning Practices

Laundry and Cleaning Practices of the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Virginia Mescher

And You Think You've Got it Bad, Barbara Fairchild Gramm

Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers, Elizabeth Ellicott Lea

23. July 2017 Doc Rayburn and the Yellow Doc Raiders

Rayburn the Raider, Neva Ingram Hunsicker, Arkansas Historical Quarterly; Spring 1948

1850 Census Record, Shelby Co., Texas

Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Prisoners of the War, 1861-1865

Texas State Troop Muster Roll Abstract

NARA Compiled Service Records, M-323, R-73

The Story and Legend of Doc Rayburn, the Scouter, Russell P. Baker, Arkansas History Commission and State Archives, 2005

Civil War Arkansas; Beyond Battles and Leaders, Anne J. Bailey and Daniel E. Sutherland

24. August 2017 Let’s Say "The War Between the States" Let’s Say… The War Between the States, Mrs. Murray Forbes Wittichen Civil War (the phrase), Confederate Veteran, July 1912 Supreme Court Reports, 67th U.S. Reports, p. 668 Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume I, Jefferson Davis Not a Civil War, Dr. Donald W. Miller The War Between the States, Ida F. Powell


Programs are printed in the UDC Magazine the month before they are given. Sources
cited are suggestions. Other sources may be used. Many sources are available.




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