Mary Barnett Poppenheim (1866-1936) was President General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy from 1917 to 1919. Here she is on a page 282 of the Confederate Veteran magazine (Volume XXV, No. 1, January 1917).

He father Christopher P Poppenheim was the great grandson of a Hessian soldier and son of a Charleston rice plantation owner and physician. A Private in the Hampton Legion Infantry, his arm was “shattered” while he was carrying the regimental colors in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and he went home, disabled, in 1864. He sold his share of the family plantation in 1868 and was afterward a successful hardware dealer in Charleston. He was father to 4 daughters, all of whom graduated from Vassar College.

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