Elizabeth Cody Bachman, 86, president general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy from 1960 to 1962, who also was a past president of its Tennessee and District of Columbia divisions, died Jan. 24 at her home at the Hermitage in Alexandria after a stroke.

She had been active in the Daughters of the Confederacy for 60 years and served as chairman of its Confederate Memorial Committee for two decades.

During the late 1950s, she was president general of the Dames of the Court of Honor and had been organizing president of its District of Columbia branch. She also was a past president of the Society of U.S. Daughters of 1812.

Mrs. Bachman was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of American Colonists, the Magna Charta Dames, the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, and the National Gavel Club.

She was a native of Jefferson City, Tenn., and moved here about 40 years ago. Her husband, Robert Bachman, died in 1978.

Survivors include a daughter, Angela Bachman Riedel of Eastham, Mass.; three sisters, Angela Ellis Smith of Crossville, Tenn., Francenia Ellis Herd of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jane Ellis Tracy of Harlem, Ga.; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.