Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Records of the United Confederate Veterans


For those of you what are interested in researching the United Confederate Veterans, here is a list of know locations of their records:

1. Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA (www.lib.lsu.edu/special/findaid/u1357.html)

2. Mississippi State Archives in Jackson, MS.

3. University of Southern Mississippi located in Haitesburg,MS. ( Long time Adjutant In Chief Gen. William McCain was President of the University ). There are some Georgia Division Records here as well - placed there by a former Lt. CIC who was from Georgia.

4. Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS. Gen S. D. Lee was the first president of the University and is buried in Columbus, MS. in Friendship Cemetery. Columbus is about 25 miles east of Starkville.

There may be other locations were these records are kept but these are the largest known collections. If anyone knows of other locations with substantial collections please contact me and I will add them to the list.

Happy Researching,

Chuck Rand
Adjutant In Chief