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Accession 1705

Inclusive Dates

1893, 1898-1930


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

500 pieces, .25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the first four editions of the Confederate War Journal Illustrated and an incomplete run of the Confederate Veteran Magazine from 1893, 1898 through 1930. The Confederate Veteran was originally started in 1893 by Sumner A. Cunningham (1843-1913) as an effort raise funds for the construction of a monument to honor Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America, in Richmond, VA. The magazine became very popular and was one of the most influential monthly magazines in the South. The magazine would eventually become the official voice of the United Confederate Veterans and later of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The magazine stayed in print through 1932. These magazines provide a valuable insight into the southern mindset following the American civil War and Reconstruction while offering personal accounts of the war. Historiography students would find these magazines helpful in analyzing the histories of the American Civil War from the losing side’s perspective.


The Confederate Veterans Magazine Collection was donated to the Louise Pettus Archives by the York County Library on August 8, 2019.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Confederate Journal and Magazine Collection - Accession 1705

LC Subject Headings

Confederate War Journal; Confederate veteran (Nashville, Tenn.); Confederated Southern Memorial Association (U.S.); Sons of Confederate Veterans (Organization); United Confederate Veterans; United Daughters of the Confederacy; Confederate States of America. Army--Periodicals; Confederate States of America--History--Periodicals; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Periodicals