Colonel Thomas Hardeman, Jr
Georgia UDC Chapter 2170 Macon

Harper's Weekly January 5, 1861 Harper's Weekly
Georgia Delegation

Nothing fills me with deeper sadness than to see a Southerner apologizing for the defense we made of our inheritance." 

Willene Viglione, Margie Daniels, Millie Stewart

Millie Stewart, Ex-President General Jane Durden, President Eileen Shannon, Willene Viglione, Margie Daniels

2009 State Convention Savannah

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Georgia Confederate Memorial Day April 26

"If I ever disown, repudiate, or apologize for the Cause for which Lee fought and Jackson died, let the lightning's of Heaven rend me, and the scorn of all good men and true women be my portion. Sun, Moon, Stars, all fall on me when I cease to love the Confederacy.
 'Tis the cause, not the fate of the Cause, that is glorious!" 

Maj. R.E. Wilson, CSA  



The Objectives of the U. D. C. are Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial, and Patriotic to honor the memory of those who served and those who fell in the service of the Confederate States; to protect, preserve, and mark the places made historic by Confederate valor; to collect and preserve that material for a truthful history of the "War between the States;" to record the part taken by Southern women in patient endurance of hardship and patriotic devotion during the struggle, as in untiring efforts after the war during the reconstruction of the South; to fulfill the sacred duty of benevolence toward the survivors and toward those dependent on them; to assist descendants of worthy Confederates in securing proper education; and to cherish the ties of friendship among the members of the Organization.


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                The Private Soldier.—The hero of this war is the private soldier—not the officer whose dress is embroidered with lace, and whose name garnishes the gazette—but the humble and honest patriot of the South, in his dirt stained and sweat stained clothes, who toils through pain and hunger and peril, who has no reward but in the satisfaction of good deeds; who throws his poor, unknown life away at the cannon's mouth, and dies in that single flash of glory.  How many of these heroes have been laid in unmarked ground—the nameless graves of self devotion.  But the ground where they rest is in the sight of Heaven.  Nothing kisses their graves but sunlight; nothing adorns their dust but the sobbing wind; nothing disturbs their dust but the wild flowers that have grown on the blood crust of the battle-field.  But not a Southern soldier has fallen in this war without the account of Heaven, and death makes its registry of the pure and the brave on the silver pages of immortal life.—Pollard's "Two Nations."
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