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  • Southern Cross of Honor for John N. London 34th North Carolina Infantry / SOLD

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    Southern Cross of Honor for John N. London 34th North Carolina Infantry - Inventory Number:  CON 332 / SOLD

    The Southern Cross of Honor was a commemorative medal established in 1899 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to honor Confederate veterans. At least 78,761 were award from 1900 to 1959. The top bar has the name “J. N. London” inscribed, and patent markings on the reverse. John N. London was 18 years old in September 1861 when he enlisted as a private in the 34th North Carolina Infantry. He was wounded at Second Manassas and Chancellorsville, and captured at Petersburg. Suspended from the top bar is the Maltese cross with a laurel wreath at the center encircling a Confederate battle flag. The points of cross read, "UNITED DAUGHTERS CONFEDERACY TO THE U.C.V." The reverse of the cross has another laurel wreath at center with "DEO VINDICE 1861" over "1865". Each point of the cross as a word finishing the phrase, "SOUTHERN CROSS OF HONOR.” A nice ID’d example with a wonderful, uncleaned patina.

    John N. London:

    Residence Cleveland County NC; an 18 year-old Farmer.

    Enlisted on 9/17/1861 at Cleveland County, NC as a Private.

    On 10/25/1861 he mustered into "F" Co. NC 34th Infantry

    He was listed as:

    * Wounded 8/28/1862 2nd Manassas, VA

    * Returned 2/15/1863 (place not stated) (Estimated day)

    * Wounded 5/1/1863 Chancellorsville, VA

    * Returned 8/15/1863 (place not stated) (Estimated day)

    * POW 4/2/1865 Near Petersburg, VA

    * Confined 4/4/1865 Point Lookout, MD (Estimated day)

    * Oath of Allegiance 6/28/1865 Point Lookout, MD

    Other Information:

    born in Cleveland County, NC

    Comes housed in a 6 x 8 inch display case with red velvet backing and descriptive card.


     Inventory Number:  CON 332 / SOLD