Lorenzo Dow Todd papers
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Lorenzo Dow Todd papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Todd, Lorenzo Dow, 1843-1916.
Title: Lorenzo Dow Todd papers
Dates: 1885-1913
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0802

Biographical/Historical Note

Lorenzo Dow Todd (1843-1916) was born in Columbus County, North Carolina, the son of Edward Hickman and Nancy Cox Todd. He died in Bryan County, Georgia, and was buried in Savannah. He served in the Confederate States Army with Company D., 10th North Carolina Regiment (later the 20th Regiment), 1861-1865.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of materials mainly pertaining to Lorenzo Todd's Civil War service and his membership in the United Confederate Veterans. Included are a list of members of his company during the war, undated and a certificate from the United Daughters of the Confederacy stating that Todd received the Southern cross of the Legion of Honor, 1909 (the cross has been separated from the collection and cataloged with the Artifacts collection). In addition, the collection includes Todd's commission as a member of the Board of Education in Bryan County, Georgia, 1885.

Index Terms

Commissions (permissions)
Confederate States of America--History--Societies, etc.
Education--Georgia--Bryan County.
Lists (document genres)
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Todd, Lorenzo Dow, 1843-1916.
United Confederate Veterans.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medals.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator's family members.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Lorenzo Dow Todd papers, MS 802, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of George M. Todd, 1973; Warren L. Todd, Jr., 1974.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Separated Material

Artifacts were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Artifacts Collection. View digital images of artifacts at the end of this collection inventory or search the Digital Image Catalog for further information.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: "Names of Members of L.D. Todd's Company in the Civil War", Undated
List in pencil, unsigned.
Item 2: Lorenzo D. Todd's Commission as a member of the Board of Education of Bryan County, Ga., 1885 October 3 ( 1.0 p. )
Item 3: Certificate from the United Daughters of the Confederacy stating that L.D. Todd has received the Southern cross of the Legion of Honor. Savannah, 1909 April 21
A-0802-001 Southern Cross of the Legion of Honor, received by Lorenzo Dow Todd, 1909 View online.
A-0802-002 Lorenzo Dow Todd’s badge from the 15th Reunion of the Georgia Division of the United Confederate Veterans View online.
A-0802-003 Lorenzo Dow Todd’s United Confederate Veteran lapel pin View online.
A-0802-004 Reversible ribbon badge of McLaws Camp, No 596 United Confederate Veterans View online.