Lawrence A. McCarthy certificate
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Lawrence A. McCarthy certificate

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Title: Lawrence A. McCarthy certificate
Dates: 1900
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1053

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Awards.
Certificates.
McCarthy, Lawrence A., 1841-1916.
United Daughters of the Confederacy.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medals.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was deposited in Citizens and Southern National Bank by family of recipient.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Lawrence A. McCarthy certificate, MS 1053, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Citizens and Southern National Bank, 1973.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 
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