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Set of 8 cards with floral designs created for our chapter by one of our members, 3 1/2 x 5 inches with envelopes.
$15 for each 8 card set ordered.



$15.00 per set of 8 cards

Cards are blank inside, with a copyright notice on the back for our chapter.

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Molly Anderson
4409 SW Massachusetts
Seattle, WA 98116

Please include a note as to what you are ordering, with a check made payable to: "UDC Robert E. Lee Chapter 885"


 

 

 

Our Chapter's Book

 

A Chapter in Pacific Northwest History:

United Daughters of the Confederacy Robert E. Lee Chapter 885
Seattle, Washington

Available from the Robert E. Lee Chapter 885, a thorough look into our hundred year history - now in high quality paperback.

Founded in 1905, this Chapter's history is wonderfully preserved in letters, photos, and memoirs from past officers, members, veterans and friends. An absolute must have for those with an interest in the Pacific Northwest's Confederate history.

Not only an interesting read, but a great reference resource!

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A Review of the Book

December 7 , 2006
A Chapter in Pacific Northwest History: United Daughters of the Confederacy Robert E. Lee Chapter 885, Seattle, Washington
By Marjorie Ann Reeves, with forward by Junius Rochester
Published by the author, 2006
110 pages
ISBN-10: 0-9648950-4-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-9648950-4-1
Softcover, illustrated, with notes and text
$15.95

In Lake View Cemetery in Seattle stands a monument in memory of United Confederate Veterans. It was carved from ten tons of granite from Stone Mountain, Georgia, and it was erected in 1926 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a small but active group of local women dedicated to "Memorial, Benevolent, Historical, Educational, and Patriotic" objectives. The monument is in juxtaposition to a small cemetery for Union veterans a few dozen yards away and both veterans and members of heritage groups dedicated to the Union and Confederate armies attended the dedication.

Marjorie Anne Reeves has compiled a centennial history of Seattle's UDC chapter beginning with its founding in 1905. She traces the group's activities through the Alaska- Yukon-Pacific Exposition and the sponsoring of Dixie Day and its support of servicemen during the world wars. The members -- never more than a few dozen -- arranged for a plot at Lake View for Confederate veterans and prevailed on the University of Washington to use textbooks on Civil War history they felt were more accurate. They celebrated the birthdays of Robert E. Lee in January and Jefferson Davis in June as well as Memorial Day. Members supplied to Lake View the Gettysburg battle flag of General George Pickett. The chapter's gavel was carved from a tree under which General Lee last addressed his troops.

In 1928, the chapter spearheaded a movement to rename Highway 99 the Jefferson Davis Highway (Davis was Secretary of War in the 1850s and responsible for some of Washington Territory's first roads) and to establish markers in Blaine and Vancouver. In the twenty-first century, members and their counterparts in the Sons of Union Veterans fought to preserve the markers after the one in Blaine was removed by the state parks director.

Junius Rochester is a local historian and author and a HistoryLink.org contributor. His grandmother was president of the chapter during the A-Y-P in 1909.

-- Review by David Wilma at History Link published December 7, 2006

Look in 2013 for Marjorie Reeves new book about the War Between the States in Alabama. The title is "From Paradise to Hell".

 

Please send your order to our Treasurer:

Molly Anderson
4409 SW Massachusetts
Seattle, WA 98116

Please include a note as to what you are ordering, with a check made payable to: "UDC Robert E. Lee Chapter 885".

 
 
 
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