History of the Nebraska DUV


Oct 12, 1997  

DAUGHTERS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
AKA DAUGHTERS OF VETERANS, USA
Department of Nebraska 1917-Present

     This group, started in 1917, is the second by that name in the state  The first known only as Daughters of Veterans, USA, began in 1889, but disbanded sometime before 1917.  In 1925, Daughters of Veterans, USA, changed its name to Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, to clarify its lineage from other veteran groups.

For purposes of indexing the code DUV is used for all of these Tents. The original group is coded DV.

#    Location/Name  Date Chartered-Closed    Original group (DV) reference

1.    OMAHA         Feb. 13, 1917-0PEN          See DV Tents 1-C & 18 (1897) also
       Anna L. Schamel - LGAR Member killed in fire on March 22, 1899
          Changed Sept. 20, 1917 to
       Betsy Ross    Made first American flag (1755-1836)
                           See Tent 28 also

2.    KEARNEY       March 13, 1919-1960       See DV Tent 1b (1889) also
       Mary Todd Lincoln - Wife of Abraham Lincoln (1818-1882)

3.    WAKEFIELD     April 26, 1919-1969
       Betsy Ross

4.    LEXINGTON     May 16, 1919-1927         See DV Tent (1901) also
       Julia Ward Howe - Wrote "Battle Hymn of the Republic"  (1819-1910)

5.    YORK          May 20, 1919-1995         See DV Tent 2b (1898) also
       Clara Barton  "Angel of the Battlefield" (1821-1912)
                   Kept list of missing soldiers; Founded American Red Cross
                   Disbanded 2/9/1952

6.    BRADSHAW      May 23, 1919-1921
       Julia Grant   Wife of U. S. Grant  (1826-1902)

7.    LINCOLN       May 24, 1919-OPEN        See DV Tent 13 (1892) also
       Sarah Gillespie-Army Nurse with 1st Nebr. Inf.
                  Mother of 1st Tent President

8.    AURORA        June 10, 1919-1992
       Dorothea Lynde Dix - Social Reformer
                   1802-1887; Superintendent of Army Nursing Corp

9.    FREMONT       May 29, 1920-OPEN         See DV Tent 29 (1894) also
       Kate Sherwood - Kate Brownlee Sherwood of Toledo, Ohio
                   1841-1914; One of the founders of the WRC

10.   ST. PAUL      Feb. 12, 1921-1951
        Nancy Hanks Lincoln - Mother of Abraham Lincoln (1784-1818)
                   Disbanded 2/1/1951

11.   HASTINGS      May 26, 1921-OPEN
        Ann Rutledge - One of Abraham Lincoln's sweethearts (1816-1835)

12.   GENEVA        July 18, 1921-1970        See DV Tent 27 (1894) also
        Barbara Frietschie - 95-year-old resident of Frederick, Md.
                   1766-1862; defied Stonewall Jackson by flying U.S. Flag

13.   NELIGH        June 8, 1923-1962
        Mary Logan - Wife of John Logan of GAR reknown
                   1838-1923; May have originated idea of Memorial Day

14.   CENTRAL CITY  Nov. 6, 1923-1953         See DV Tent 7 (1891) also
        Elizabeth Gibson - Army nurse in St. Louis

15.   FULLERTON     Nov. 16, 1923-1946
       Clarrissa Gray Hall - Army nurse

16.   CLAY CENTER   Nov. 19, 1923-1928
        Bridgett Divers - "Irish Bridget" Followed husband to war, became Vivandiere with Michigan Brigade

17.   DAVID CITY    April 10, 1924-1957       See DV Tent 6 (1891) also
        Mary Evans - English Poet "George Evans" (1819-1880)

18.   GRAND ISLAND  April 18, 1924-1950       See DV Tent 3 (1890) also
        Elizabeth Stephens - Unknown, probably Army nurse

19.   BROKEN BOW    July 20, 1925-1931        See DV Tent (1901) also
        Ida McKinley - Wife of President William McKinley (1847-1907)
                   Reorganized March 1928

20.   SCOTTSBLUFF   July 29, 1928-1962
        Mary Todd - Maiden name of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln (1818-1882)

21.   ARAPAHOE      Nov. 1, 1929-1992
        Julia Ward Howe - Wrote "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1819-1910)

22.   SUPERIOR      May 17, 1929-1981
        Julia Dent Grant - Wife of Ulysses S. Grant (1826-1902)

23.   NORTH PLATTE  May 18, 1929-1969
        Wattie E. Gosper - Army nurse, Eastern Theater
                   1830-1914...very active in Nebr. WRC; Buried in Lincoln

24.   McCOOK        May 8, 1930-OPEN
        Mary Bickerdyke - Army nurse, Western Theater
                   1817-1901; known as "Mother Bickerdyke"

25.   BELLWOOD      May 19, 1934-OPEN         See DV Tent 23 (1893) also
        Kady Brownell - Enlisted in the 1st R.I. Inf. with husband 1842-?;
        Was color bearer for unit in several battles

26.   BEATRICE      June 20, 1934-OPEN
        Ida McKinley

27.   COLUMBUS      May 19, 1936-1981
        Hettie K. Painter - Army nurse, Eastern Theater; niece of John Brown
                   1820-1889; Directed nurses in her area; Buried in Lincoln

28.   OMAHA         Oct. 2, 1939-1978
        Jennie Wade - Civilian killed at Gettysburg (1843-1863)
                       See Tent # 1 also

29.   POTTER        Aug. 2, 1971-OPEN
        Clara Barton