Thursday, February 18, 2016

The United Daughters of the Confederacy Donate Book

Mrs. Frances Woodruff, President of The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Winston Guards 2643 Louisville Chapter, recently presented a copy of the book, My Dear Wife, Letters To Matilda: The Civil War Letters of Sid and Matilda Champion of Champion Hill, to the Winston County Library. Mrs. Woodruff (left) is seen here presenting the book to Winston County Librarian, Beth Edwards (right). The book is composed of over 100 letters written by Sid and Matilda Champion, of Champion Hill, MS (between Vicksburg and Jackson, MS) during the Civil War. “The story of how Matilda, the woman who had been reared to the Grand Dame, lived through Reconstruction, reared her family and saved her land is one of fortitude and courage that surpassed anything that Sid had done in Vicksburg or in Georgia.” – Sid S. Champion III. Sid and Matilda’s great-great grandson, Sid Johnson Champion V is the keeper of all the original letters.