of the Confederacy*
Lafayette County, Missouri
The Confederate Memorial Cemetery is the final resting place for 693 Confederate veterans and 108 of their wives.
Our chapter participates in the Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies held at the cemetery in June each year.
Pominent in the cemetery is the monument honoring the Confederate dead.
One of Confederate Home's founding members Mrs. A E Asbury, while serving as Missouri UDC president, spearheaded the efforts to raise money for the monument.
(monument photo by Marsha Miller historic photo of dedication courtesy of Mo. State Parks)
*The name "United Daughters of the Confederacy" is a registered trademark of the General Organization and may not be used outside the Organization without the express written consent of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Any woman no less than 16 years of age who can prove she is a blood descendant, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave Material Aid to the Cause, is eligible to join UDC.
If you believe you have a qualifying ancestor, contact us. Don't worry if you do not have all your research complete or you are unsure of your ancestor's service. We have volunteers who can help. There is never a fee for research assistance in preparing your application papers.
You do not have to wait for a meeting to begin researching your DAC ancestor and working on your membership papers. Contact us for more information.
Our chapter meets four to six times a year. Our meeting locations vary and are planned with the demographics of our chapter membership in mind.
In addition to addressing the busines of the chapter, each meeting features a program of historic interest and light refreshments or lunch. Meetings are also a time of fellowship with women of similiar interests. Plan to visit us soon.
Contact us for meeting times and locations.