President General's Message

Phyllis Fox Lawson, President General
National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865


Thank you for your interest in the National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865.

I referred to this same website in 2006 when looking for an organization where I could honor Private Robert Martin Fox, my father’s grandfather.  My father had recorded all the Civil War military information on Robert and his siblings for the family.  Two brothers and his four sisters’ husbands joined Robert in the Union Army. 

On March 24, 2007, the Robert Martin Fox Chapter was organized.  While serving on the National Board as Organizing Secretary General, I had the pleasure of chartering eleven chapters.  We currently have twenty-nine chapters.  Others are in the process of organizing. 

While reviewing our website, if you do not find a chapter near you, please contact our Organizing Secretary General for membership as Member-at-large, joining a chapter in the state where your ancestor lived or served, and/or information for organizing a chapter in your area.  Review the qualifications for membership. Please note that the National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865 honors your collateral lines also.

May we always remember the sacrifices that our ancestors made to give us freedom and the heritage that is ours.

It is an honor and pleasure to serve our society in this position.  Through the words of our society motto, “Let Us Have Peace”.

            Phyllis Fox Lawson, President General 

           Nation Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865