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Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL (#47325444)
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Bio Photo April 1861 marked the beginning of the War Between the States. One month later, Annie Hanna was born to John and Athalinda Hanna. John enlisted in the Confederate States Army in November 1861 and served as Private in Co. B, 4th Alabama Infantry.

He was present at many battles in Virginia and served as litter bearer. Athalinda sewed coats for Confederate soldiers and served as Chief Nurse at the hospital in Madison, Georgia.

John and Athalinda are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jasper, Florida.

Annie married Thomas Jefferson Darracott and the family moved to Lakeland, Polk Co., Florida in 1895. Annie became a civic and patriotic leader going on to become the founder of the Lakeland Chapters of United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1904, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century. She proposed and spearheaded the effort to erect a Confederate monument in Lakelandʼs Munn Park in 1910. The figure of a gallant Confederate Soldier now stands as a memorial to all who served the Confederacy.

The Lakeland Chapter of UDC changed its name in 1945. Now the Annie H. Darracott 791 chapter of UDC remains committed to these objectives: Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial and Patriotic.

Annie went to heaven in 1956 at the age of 95. She is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeland, Polk Co., Florida.

We honor her memory, her leadership and her dedication to UDC.

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Patriot Son
RE: Abner Waterbury Smith
Thank You for your assistance.
Added by Patriot Son on Oct 09, 2017 2:06 PM
Patriot Son
Grave Memorial # 17079445
Please add memorial #17079445 to your virtual cemetery of Florida Confederate soldiers. It is the Grave for Lt. Abner Waterbury Smith Co. B, 8th Florida Infantry and Co. B, 5th Florida Cavalry in Eastern Cemetery, Quincy, Gadsden County Florida.
Added by Patriot Son on Oct 08, 2017 10:30 AM
Patriot Son
Abner Waterbury Smith
I am a Virginia history teacher working on a project involving a Confederate soldier from Florida who fought at 2nd Bull Run and Antietem.I am and trying to determine if he was awarded a Southern Cross of Honor by the Florida UDC.
His name is Abner Waterbury Smith he died in 1906 and is buried in Quincy, Gadsden County Florida.
He was a member of the 8th Florida Infantry and later the 5th Battalion Florida Cavalry.
Any info is appreciated as I can find no obituary
for Abner W.Smith.
Added by Patriot Son on Oct 07, 2017 8:17 PM
Joan H
Does the UDC still exist? Fannie was my great aunt and she was a wonderful person. I spent a lot of my childhood with her until she passed when I was 12.
Added by Joan H on Aug 09, 2017 6:19 PM
Robert Sweat
William M Sweat's Service
Hello, my name is Robert Daniel Sweat. I am William M. Sweat's great great grandson, and I had a few questions about him ( This is the William Sweat I'm talking about just to be clear). So I'm interested in learning more about his service in the confederacy, I can't seem to find a whole lot of info. The only things I've found is that the 1910 US census confirms that he served in the CSA, as well as the fact that his findagrave profile indicates it.

So I was wondering if you had any information on stuff like the units he served in, rank, ext. Also I would really appreciate it If you could send me any photos existing of him, his brothers, his children, or any other close family like cousins to him. I think it would be especially cool if you knew of any civil war photos of him or his brother James.

--Thanks a whole lot!
Robert Sweat
Added by Robert Sweat on May 07, 2017 12:06 PM
Bob Pennebaker
William Brown Carolan
William Brown Carolan burid at Oak Hill Memorial Cemrtery in Booneville, Arkansas you have him as a Confederate Veteran? I can not find anything on him can you help? I 'am camp commander Richard M. Gano #561 Fort Smith, Ar. and live here in Booneville like take care of his grave. Thank YOU bob
Added by Bob Pennebaker on Oct 06, 2016 4:18 AM
Robert A. Edwards
William F. Avera - CSA
Good Morning and thank you for all you are doing on Find A Grave Memorial and thru you UDC work. I am the Commander of the Arkansas Division, SCV and past National Chairman of SCV's Graves & Monuments Committee. During my term we established the SCV's Confederate Graves Registry (CGR). A free site, open to the world at:
I'm interested in Find A Grave Memorial #90878144 for W. F. Avera and the flowers that were left stating he was the recipient of the Southern Cross of Honor. Inquiring minds need to know more. How did you discover he was awarded the Southern Cross of Honor. Our UDC in Arkansas published a book Record of Recipients of the Southern Crosses of Honor (we know the list is incomplete) and I do not find him listed there. I am always seeking to know more about our Confederate soldiers and that is why I ask how you discovered he was awarded a Cross - does it say which UDC chapter presented the cross or does you source have any additional information. I am truly interested in knowing more. Please feel free to share the link to the SCV CGR website with all of your friends. Deo Vindice!
Robert A. Edwards,Commander
Arkansas Division, SCV
Added by Robert A. Edwards on Sep 10, 2016 8:52 AM

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