April 6, 2007
The most prominent veterans’ organization in Arkansas prior to the founding of the American Legion after World War I was the United Confederate Veterans (UCV), founded in the 1890s. Arkansas veterans were active members of the organization, which held yearly national reunions until the 1950s. Two of the national gatherings, in 1911 and 1928, were held in Little Rock (Pulaski County). Seen here is a photo of a group of UCV members while attending the 1911 gathering.