United Daughters of the Confederacy®
History of the Texas Division U.D.C.
The Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy
was organized in Victoria, Texas on May 15, 1896 by Mrs. Katie Cabell Currie, assisted by Miss Ruth Phelps and the
members of William P. Rogers Chapter 44 and remains one of the largest and strongest Divisions in the General
Organization. In 2008, the estimated membership of The Texas
Division was over 2,700 and is organized into eighty-six (86) chapters across the Lone Star State. The Texas Division
holds an annual Forum Workshop, hosted by Division Officers who
teach chapter officers about their respective duties.
The Division consists of seven (7) Districts, geographically
divided. Chapters within each District team up to serve their region, allowing a broader level of activities and
combined large-scale projects. Each District annually hosts a District Meeting, where chapters merge to plan their
annual projects and officers learn the latest duties and updates of their respective office. Districts are active in
projects such as educational scholarships, monuments, parades, cemetery preservation, museum work, memorials, heritage
activities, patriotic work and VA Hospital assistance, battle flag conservation, and benevolent projects.
Texas Chapters are individually structured and no two are
alike. Most chapters meet monthly; however, some prefer to meet on Saturdays while others have luncheons or evening
meetings on weekdays. Some chapters are extremely hard working while others are more socially oriented. If you don't
enjoy the first chapter you visit, consider visiting other chapters until you find the one that meets your needs.
The General Organization of the United Daughters of the Confederacy®
(UDC) is the outgrowth of memorial, monument, home associations and auxiliaries to Camps of Confederate Veterans which
were organized following the War Between the States (1861-1865). The UDC
is the oldest patriotic organization in America, one dedicated to preserving the true history of the South. Existing
as early as 1890, the National Association was formally organized in 1894. The UDC is strictly a non-profit 501(c)(3),
non-political, non-racial, non-sectarian organization. For a detailed look at some of the activities of Texas
Division members across the state, see our Why We Remember Page!