|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||United Daughters of the Confederacy.|
|Title:||Lawrence A. McCarthy certificate|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Lawrence A. McCarthy (1841-1916) was a Civil War veteran and member of McLaws Camp No. 756, United Confederate Veterans. He entered the Confederate service at Fort Pulaski, Georgia, in 1861 as a sergeant in Company B, Oglethorpe Light Infantry. He later became an assistant engineer on the Confederate steamer Resolute. He was imprisoned at Hilton Head, Fort Delaware, and at Augusta. He was released in March 1865. After the war he owned and operated a plumbing business.
This collection contains the presentation certificate for the Southern Cross of the Legion of Honor presented to Lawrence A. McCarthy by the Charter Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Savannah, Georgia, May 26, 1900. The medal has been removed to the artifacts collection at Georgia Historical Society, artifact number A-1053-001.
Material was deposited in Citizens and Southern National Bank by family of recipient.
[item identification], Lawrence A. McCarthy certificate, MS 1053, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Citizens and Southern National Bank, 1973.
Collection is open for research.
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|Item 1: Presentation certificate for the Southern Cross of the Legion of Honor presented to Lawrence A. McCarthy by the Charter Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Savannah, Georgia, 1900 May 26|