MRS. JOSEPH BRYAN,
MRs. M. S. SMITH,
MRS. L. C. DANIEL,
Confederate Memorial Literary Society.
O objectt :.
tbe preservation of Confeberate 1Recorbs ans Relics.
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THE CONFEDERATE MUSEUM.
The need of an organization to preserve a true and faithful record of the gallant struggle made by the soldiers of the
South for independence being keenly felt, the Confedeiate Menmrial Literary Society was chartered and organized under the
laws of Virginia, its object being to teach all future generations the true history of the war and the principles for which these
soldiers laid down their lives.
The Society has received from the city of Richmond, the mansion which was occupied by the Hon. Jefferson Davis
as his residence while he was President of the Confederacy-ohe of the handsomest houses in Richmond, and standing in
With indefatigable energy the Confederate Memorial Literary Society, assisted by the Hebrew, Oakwood, and
Hollywood Memorial Associations and the States named below, raised the funds necessary to make the house a fire-proof
Museum, where Confederate relics, Southern memorials, and the archives of the Southern Historical Society are collected
and carefully preserved.
t-^A room, bearing the distinctive name, shield and colors of the State it represents, is assigned to each State of the
Confederacy, and is a repository for Memorials from that State. A Regent and a Vice-Regent are appointed to represent
each State and to assume the care and expense of their respective rooms-collecting by loan, donation, or otherwise contri-
butions of what they think will make there oms attractive. -- --- --
'ri.rjnal documents, pictures, music, books written dring the waror about the war, arms, articles of any kind
that J -ll tn to s w e abits and man r of living of the people andsIodiersof the Southern States, Irom lil to
1865, are valuable and interesting. The Society suggests that these contributions be given as memo ial of some soldier,
sailor, or patriot; some battle, siege, or march-the memory of which the donor desires to preserve. o each article sou
be attached the name of the person who gives it, and a record of the ers custom, or event it commemorates.
Should such memoranda exceed a convenient length, they may e recorded in the books of the Society.
The Museum was formally opened on February 22d; 1896.
Regent, Miss Mary Clayton, Eufaula, Ala.
Regent, Miss Francis M. Scott, Van Buren, Ark.
SRegent, Mrs. Ex-Gov. Francis P. Fleming, Jacksonvilli
Regent, Mrs. Robert Emory Park, Macon, Ga.
Regent, Mrs. Norbourne Galt Grey, Louisville, Ky.
Regent, Mrs. Charles Marshall, Baltimore, Md.
Vice-Regent, Mrs. James H. Drake, Richmond, Va.
Vice-Regent, Mrs. Decatur Axtell, Richmond, Va.
e, Fla. i Vice-Regent, Mrs. Dr. R. A. Patterson, Richmond, Va.
Vice-Regent, Mrs. J. Prosser Harrison, Richmond, Va.
Vice-Regent, Miss M. P. Harris, Richmond, Va.
Vice-Regent, Mrs. George Wayne Anderson, Richmond, Va.
Vice-Regent, Mrs. C. O'B. Cowardin, Richmond, Va.
Regent, Miss Varina Anne (Winnie) Davis, New York City. Vice-Regent, Mrs. R. N. Northen, Richmond, Va.
Regent, Mrs. Judge L. B. Valliant, St. Louis, Mo.
Vice-Regent, Mrs. G. P. Stacy, Richmond, Va.
Regent, Mrs. Christopher Woodbridge McLean, New Berne, N. C. Vice-Regent, Mrs. T. D. Neal, Jr., Richmond, Va.
Regent, Miss Mary Singleton Hampton, Columbia, S. C. Vice-Regent, Mrs. W. P. DeSaussure, Richmond, Va,
Regent, Mrs. Kellar Anderson, Memphis, Tenn.
Regent, Mrs. A. V. Winkler, Corsicana, Texas.
Regent, Miss Mildred Lee, Lexington, Va.
Regent, Mrs. Varina Jefferson Davis, New York City.
MRS. M. L. VAN DOREN, Chairman Membership Com-
mittee, 110 N. Seventh street, Richmond, Va.
Vice Regent, Mrs. Norman Randolph, Richmond, Va.
Vice-Regent, Mrs. Cazneau MeLeod, Richmond, Va.
Vice-Regent, Mrs. J. Taylor Ellyson, Richmond, Va.
Vice-Regent Miss May Greer Baughman, Richmond, Va.
MRS. JAMES R. WERT-I, Chairman Relic Committee,
313 E. Main street, Richmond, Va.