This exhibit explores female participation in the Lost Cause movement from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to the early twentieth century in Kentucky. During the Civil War, Kentucky remained in the Union, but after the war Confederate organizations and activism spread rapidly throughout the state. This exhibit explores the involvement of women in the Confederate organizations, Kentucky Woman’s Confederate Monument Association and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

By Whitney Todd

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Emblem of United Daughters of the Confederacy


Emblem “shall consist of a representation of the Confederate flag (stars and bars), in white, blue, and scarlet enamel, surrounded by a laurel wreath,…

Image of Monument Planned by Enid Yandell


Sketch of Louisville Confederate Monument drawn by Enid Yandell.

Mrs. Ben Hardin Helm


“Mother of Orphan Brigade, Historian of Ky. Division.”