||Dedicated November 11, 1957,
in Richmond, Virginia,
to the Women of the South
This Memorial Building and Great Hall are affectionately
dedicated to the women of the Confederate States of America for
their loyal devotion, self-sacrifice, adaptability to new tasks,
constancy of purpose, exemplary faith in never changing principles.
In these qualities reposes the memory of the women of the
Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
The oil portrait hanging in the Great Hall was painted by G. B. Matthews, 1906 for the Jamestown
Expedition, and later given to the Robert E. Lee Camp No. 1, United
Confederate Veterans. The C.S.S. Virginia was originally a
fine Union steam frigate of 3,500 tons known as the Merrimac.
On March 8, 1862, she entered the Hampton Roads, sank the Cumberland, destroyed the
Congress, and drove the Minnesota aground.
On the morning of March 9, 1862, when the Virginia
returned to complete the destruction of the Minnesota, she
was met by a still stranger craft -- the Monitor -- of only
The Memorial Building houses the UDC's Business Office
and two libraries -- the Caroline
Meriwether Goodlett Library and the Helen Walpole
328 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4009
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with all
requests directed to the Business Office.