Southern Cross of Honor Medal

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Title

Southern Cross of Honor Medal

Subject

United States -- Texas -- Williamson County.
War (Civil War).

Description

Southern Cross of Honor Medal. This medal was created by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to be given postwar to Confederate veterans who showed valor in battle. The medals were created in 1898 and distributed beginning in 1900.

The back of the medal features a motto of the Confederacy, "Deo Vindice", Latin for "With God as our Vindicator". In addition it features the dates 1861 and 1865, as well as the phrase, "From the UDC to the UCV" (United Daughters of the Confederacy to the United Confederate Veterans).

This medal differs from the medal approved by the Congress of the Confederate States to be distributed by the President to deserving veterans. None of these approved medals were ever awarded.

Source

United Daughters of the Confederacy. Southern Cross of Honor. http://hqudc.org/Southern_Cross/index.htm

Contributor

This collection is courtesy of Tommy Gonzalez. We would like to thank him for the generosity he has shown the museum.

All photographs are courtesy of Georgene Richaud. Georgene, thank you for your contribution!

Rights

All rights to the images are held by Tommy Gonzalez. This image is posted for non-profit educational purposes, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information, contact The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626.

http://williamsonmuseum.org

Language

English, Latin

Type

Object

Files

Southern Cross 1.jpg
Southern Cross 2.jpg

Citation

“Southern Cross of Honor Medal,” Courage & Contradiction, accessed November 28, 2021, http://civilwar.williamsonmuseumexhibits.org/items/show/18.

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