The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the oldest Southern heritage and patriotic organization made up of the lineal and collateral female descendants of the soldiers, sailors, and statesmen of the Confederate States of America (1861 - 1865). Originally organized as a service organization to aid the Confederate soldiers and their families, today the UDC is much more. The UDC is a historical, educational, benevolent, patriotic and memorial organization.
Our chapters work to preserve history, especially that period of Southern history that relates to the period from 1861-1865 (the War Between the States).
We provide scholarships for students descended from Confederate soldiers.
We mark the graves of Confederate soldiers who fought gallantly in the War Between the States.
We do special things for our Real Daughters and Real Granddaughters of Confederate Veterans.
We present Crosses of Military Service to veterans, send gifts to veterans in VA Hospitals and local nursing homes, work in VA Hospitals, plan projects for Days of Observance, respect the American and Confederate flags, and love our country.
The General organization is divided into State Divisions and the Divisions are divided into districts and chapters. In South Carolina we have 56 active chapters with over 1400 Daughters working to protect their Confederate heritage.