Posts Tagged ‘Confederate’

UDC – Did you know?

Did you know that reading non-fiction books that deal with the War of Rebellion can be reported in committee work? Check with the ladies in your Chapter for more details.

Oklahoma Confederate Tidbit – J. J. McAlester

J. J. McAlester, for whom the town of McAlester, Oklahoma (founded after the War Between the States) was named, was a Confederate officer. His big “White House” was once a famous place for travelers to stop.

Continue to support our history

This year, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) issued national park resource assessments on three Civil War parks. These assessments are available in PDF format online at – as are others.

Of special note was Appomattox. Unfortunately, it only mustered fair scores for both cultural as well as natural resources and conditions. Budget cuts have hit them hard. The report notes that about 150,000 visitors take part in history annually there. Visit them online at

If you haven’t done anything to specifically support a Confederate landmark lately, now is a good time to renew your commitment to our cultural heritage.

Footnote: Note on Confederate Records is not just for Federals! As of November, 2008, the premium (subscription) service contained Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in organizations from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. By experimenting with the site, researchers will discover there are also service records of officers and enlisted men who did not belong to any particular regiment, company, comparable unit or special corps. If you do not subscribe to Footnote, check with your local library or genealogical service organization. Many public collections have begun subscriptions to such premium web resources as a service to their customers.

Yearbooks: Be Observant

We are always looking for ways to incorporate our Confederate Days of Observance. Adding them to the yearbook helps with judging, as well as putting a yearly ready reference in all members houeholds.

Never forget…

When celebrating occasions, be sure to include your Confederate calender! This month, Oklahoma would like to remind the world of the following commemorations:

Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury – January 14 birth date

Commander-In-Chief Robert E. Lee – January 19 birth date

General Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson – January 21birth date

We look forward to the Confederate Memorial day – April 25 this year.

Oklahoma Division honors 10 total days of observance annually.

Backlist: Online Cemetery & Pension

…Consider visiting John A. Jackson’s Virtual Civil War Veteran Cemetery (including graves from approximately 200 cemeteries: photos/civilwar_ veterans_ tombstones
If you are an NGS member, be sure to check out the Pension File article this quarter: NGS News Magazine, Volume 34 #3 (July-Sept. 2008). While it deals mostly with Union, it does provide a Confederate information link: www.archives. gov/genealogy/ military/ civil-war/ confederate/ pension.html

Originally published September 25, 2008, Oklahoma Division E-List.