On the eve of the first anniversary of the National Association of Daughters of the Confederacy, a group of Georgia women met in Atlanta and organized the Georgia Division. The history of the Division is one of inspiration, of hard work, and of determination. It is important that the work of these early women and those who followed, and their accomplishments, never be forgotten.
I Am a Daughter of the Confederacy
I am a Daughter of the Confederacy because I was born a Daughter of the
Confederacy. A part of my heritage
was that I came into this world with the blood of a soldier in my veins...a
soldier who may have had nothing more to leave behind to me and to those who
come after me except in heritage...a heritage so rich in honor and glory that it
far surpasses any material wealth that could be mine. But it is mine, to cherish, to nurture and to make grace, and
to pass along to those yet to come. I
am, therefore, a Daughter of the Confederacy because it is my birthright.
I am a Daughter of the Confederacy because I have an obligation to
perform. Like the man in the Bible,
I was given a talent and it is my duty to do something about it. That is why I’ve joined a group of ladies whose birthright
is the same as mine...an organization which has for its purpose the continuance
and furtherance of the true history of the South and the ideals of southern
womanhood as embodied in its Constitution.
I am a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy because I feel
it would greatly please my ancestor to know that I am a member.
It would please him to know that I appreciate what he did and delight his
soldier love to know that I do not consider the cause which he held so dear to
be lost of forgotten. Rather, I am
extremely proud of the fact that he was a part of it and was numbered among some
of the greatest and bravest men which any such cause ever produced.
I am a Daughter of the Confederacy because I can no more help being a
Daughter of the Confederacy than I can help being an American, and I feel that I
was greatly favored by inheriting a birthright for both.
by Mary Nowlin Moon (Mrs. John)
A member of Kirkwood Otey Chapter # 10, Lynchburg, VA
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