Organized November 8, 1895
Freyer & Bradley Music Hall
63 Peachtree Street
Mrs. C. Helen Plane Mrs. L. H. Raines
First Division President 1895-1896 President of First Georgia Chapter 1894
Co-founder of the UDC 1894
Vice President General 1894-1896
President General 1896
The Georgia Division resulted from a called meeting in Atlanta on November 8, 1895, for the purpose of organizing a State Division in order that Georgia could have representation at the National Convention to be held in Atlanta on that date. Mrs. L. H. Raines, then Vice President of the National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy, and Mrs. C. Helen Plane, President of the Atlanta Chapter, were anxious for Georgia to be represented at the National Convention. To Mrs. C. Helen Plane was largely due the interest that was manifested in Atlanta. She, more than any other woman after Mrs. Raines, stood behind the organization of the Georgia Division. At the time of organization there were four Chapters, numbering about 100 members.
The older chapter in the Division, Charter Chapter (Savannah Chapter No. 2), was organized in Savannah in December, 1893, under the direction of Mrs. L. H. Raines. The Chapter's Charter was granted on May 19, 1894, a few months before the founding of the national organization on September 10, 1894. It was chartered September 11, 1894, in the National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
The second chapter organized in Georgia was Augusta Chapter No. 22 (Chapter "A" at the time of organization). Mrs. Ida Evans Eve was the first president.
On July 18, 1895, the Atlanta Chapter No. 18 (Chapter "B" at the time of organization, the third chapter in Georgia, was organized. Mrs. C. Helen Plane was the first president. The Covington Chapter No. 23 (Chapter "C" at the time or organization), was the fourth chapter organized in Georgia. Atlanta, Augusta, and Covington Chapters were all chartered November 7, 1895.
At the organization meeting, the following officers were elected:
Mrs. C. Helen Plane, President
Mrs. L. H. Raines, Vice President
Mrs. John Ottley, Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Virginia Bates Conyers, Recording Secretary and Treasurer
Miss Rebecca Boggs, Registrar
The President called a Convention to meet in Augusta, February 1896, for the purpose of adopting a State Constitution and By-laws.