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United Daughters of the Confederacy, Lizzie Rutherford Chapter (MC 28)

Historical Note

The Columbus, Georgia chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was established on May 6, 1896 as Chapter 60 of the UDC with 10 charter members, including Mrs. John C. Brown as president. The members voted on April 26, 1898 to change its name to the Lizzie Rutherford Chapter in honor of Lizzie Rutherford Ellis, who in 1866 had proposed setting aside a day of memory of the Confederate dead. This idea inspired the annual observation of Confederate Memorial Day. Miss Anna Caroline Benning was elected president of the newly named chapter, which had grown to 47 members.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 4 boxes of materials. Three contain scrapbooks of news clippings relating to the UDC and its activities, and the fourth one contains oversized reprints, photocopies and typescripts of Confederate documents.

1928-1985 4 boxes (6 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Lizzie Rutherford Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Lizzie Rutherford Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy Collection, MC 28
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


The collection was donated to the CSU Archives in 1981.

Note to Researchers:

See also:

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries Archives-Lizzie Rutherford Chapter UDC Collection

Box and Item List

Box 1 -- Scrapbooks. 1928-1979

Box 2 -- Scrapbooks. 1979-1982

Box 3 -- Scrapbooks. 1983-1985

Box 4:

Map of Georgia, 1823.

Map of the Province of Georgia in North America, 1780.

State of Georgia map.

Southern Section of the John Melish, 1816.

Southern by John Cary, 1806.

Description of Carolina map.

Map of Louisiana, 1717.

Southern US map 1794.

Pen and ink drawing of Historic Houses in Columbus, Georgia.

Succession order for the withdrawal of Alabama from the Union, 1861.

Georgia Ordinance of Secession. 1861.

Constitution of the Confederate States of America.