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Children of the confederacy

by charles c. davis, 2006"children of the confederacy emblem." image courtesy fo the children of the confederacy.

Children of the confederacy is an organization for both male and female descendants of those who honorably served the confederate states of America during the civil war. Sponsored and supervised by the United daughters of the confederacy, children under the age of 21 who meet the same genealogical requirements as the daughters of the confederacy are eligible for membership. The purpose, goals, and activities of the children of the confederacy are much the same as those of the united daughters of the confederacy. Pride in one's heritage, a willingness to give to others, and a sense of responsibility are but a few of the lessons the organization seeks to instill in its members. There are 23 chapters of the children of the confederacy in north carolina, including chapters in Butner, Charlotte, Concord, Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Lexington, Shelby, and Wilson.


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