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Rare Type 1 Southern Cross of Honor,Named & Numbered
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Rare Type 1 Southern Cross of Honor,Named & Numbered

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Sold Date: 09/01/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay



A super hard to come by Bertram's Type 1a Southern Cross of Honor. As illustrated in Peter Bertram's book 'The Southern Cross of Honor: Historical Notes & Varieties' pages 10 & 12, type 1a. I have only seen about 5 or 6 of these crosses in my collecting of these crosses. The condition is about 98% or better, in near mint condition. The name bar is engraved 'Capt. W. K. Foster' and the planchet is numbered '2348.' William Kellam Foster enlisted as a 2nd Lt. in Co. F, 1st Louisiana Zouave Battalion in April 1861 at Camp Walker, New Orleans, La., by Lt. Col. George A. G. Coppens. The unit boasted of many experienced veterans of the Crimean War and they wore red Turkish trousers, red kepis and blue jackets. Their orders were given in French. With 6 Companies and about 600 effectives they moved to Virginia. They were active from the Seven Days Battle to Fredericksburg and then assigned to Provost Duty in the Department of Richmond. In August 1863 Foster was assigned to Gen. J. B. Magruder's Staff as Acting Assistant Adjutant General and served in and around Houston, Texas. He took the oath on June 22, 1865 at Houston and mustered out as a Captain. Included is copy Foster's Service Record from the National Archives and a copy of the page in the Confederate Roster that lists him. A super hard to come by Type 1a Southern Cross of Honor to an officer who served with George Coppen's 1st Louisana Zouave Battalion and served as AAAG to General J. B. Magruder. I have an inventory from the UDC that lists this Cross on it. I will include a copy of that inventory with the Cross. A great addition to any Civil War or Confederate collection. I am liquidating a Southern Cross of Honor and Cross of Military Service collection. If you have any specific requests as to a battle, commander, state, unit, etc, let me know and I can list it on eBay. A great addition to your collection, Civil War, medal or other wise. ***VIEW MYOTHER AUCTIONS FOR MORE U. C. V. & OTHER INTERESTING ITEMS***Personal check is okay, but must clear my bank before shipping, some times 7-10 days. Money Order or PayPal get immediate shipment. ** PAYPAL OKAY ** $8.00 shipping & handling in the U.S. only by Priority Mail with Tracking / Confirmation. Insurance is required, I will not be responsible for Post Office damage, negligence or loss. If you do not want to use Priority Mail, PLEASE DO NOT BID. T have been problems and questions about packages being received in the past and this eliminates that problem. I apologize if this causes anyone any inconvenience. I will combine items to save on shipping & handling charges. 7 day return privilege, minus a 10% handling/restocking fee. Item has to be returned in the same condition as sent. Please ask any questions before bidding. I try to be very critical in my description to give the buyer the best idea of the condition of the item. Description and pictures speak for the item. Thank you and good luck. ****BUYING U.S. MILITARY MEDALS AND MILITARIA**** ucv scv civil war gar g.a.r. grand army of the republic veteran wars between the states yankee rebel confederate united daughters va virginia u c v u.d.c d c cavalry horse war for southern independence buffalo rvn u.s.n. u. s. navy usmc usaf u.s.a.f. u.s.m.c. army marine corps soldier sailor airman viet nam i corps coast guard u.s.c.g. uscg u.s.a. officer military korea ww 2 w.w. ii u.c.v s.c.v sons of confederate veterans united southern cross of honor sch span am spanish war american dixie
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