This is an authentic Civil War veterans medal by Whitehead & Hoag for the United Daughters To The Confederacy. The top piece is a bar with a screw back. The medal is a Maltese Cross with “United Daughter To The U.C.V. Confederacy” on the arms. The Confederate flag encircled by a wreath is in the center. The reverse carries the words “Southern Cross of Honor” on the arms and “Deo Vindice 1861 1865” within a wreath in the center.
The item appears to be made of bronze and has the original warm patina.
Measurements: 2" from the top of the bar to the bottom of the cross x 1-5/16” at the widest
Maker’s mark appears under the word “honor” in tiny letters - The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J.
Condition: typical tarnish and spotting, the pin backing screws on and off properly.
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