Where are you, Daughters of United Sons of N.C.?

This eBay item caught my eye. Handsome badge, grand name — but Google returns no  mention of the Daughters of the United Sons of North Carolina (and only a 1932 tax reference to the United Sons themselves). I’m skeptical of the seller’s “Civil War Confederacy” designation.

Complicating the question is a ribbon in the collection from the Supreme Grand Lodge of the Sons & Daughters of North Carolina, a black fraternal society “organized mainly [according to a 1900 letter in the New York Times] for benevolent purposes — to foster a feeling of friendship and brotherly love among the North Carolinians in the North.”

Might these similarly-named organizations been related — or even the same? Is there an expert in  Miscellany land?

When Shelby Foote met Ambrose Burnside

“Work goes slow and well, particularly on little-known events, like Roanoke Island, whose neglect I cannot understand…. Loss of that island lost the Confederacy the whole NC coast, both Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and Norfolk to the north.

“Also it began the career of Ambrose Burnside — so perhaps it was a Southern gain after all, collectable at Fredericksburg.”

— Shelby Foote in a letter to best friend forever (and fellow UNC Chapel Hill alumnus) Walker Percy, Jan. 31, 1955

Foote, who had just marshaled his fountain pens and ink blotters to undertake the three-volume “The Civil War: A Narrative,” was referring to Gen. Burnside’s mismanagement of Union troops in a failed attempt to take the Confederate capital of Richmond.