A Guide to the Joseph Hampton Barnett Medals, 1899-1916 Barnett, Joseph Hampton, Medals Ms1979-001

A Guide to the Joseph Hampton Barnett Medals, 1899-1916

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1979-001


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Processed by: Sarah R. Olney, Student Assistant, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1979-001
Title
Joseph Hampton Barnett Medals, 1899-1916
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains the Southern Cross of Honor, reunion medals from Florida and Richmond, Virginia, and ribbons from the Grand Camps Confederate Veterans of Virginia reunions.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Joseph Hampton Barnett Medals must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech..

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Joseph Hampton Barnett Medals, Ms1979-001, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Joseph Hampton Barnett Medals were acquired by Special Collections prior to 1979.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Joseph Hampton Barnett Medals was completed prior to 2010. Additional description was completed in January 2011.


Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Hampton Barnett was born in the Montgomery/ Rockbridge County area of Virginia. He was a farmer prior to enlisting in the Confederate army. At the age of twenty, he joined the G company of the 4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. He was discharged only five months later due to chronic rheumatism. He attended several CSA reunions from 1899-1916. He received the Southern Cross of Honor for his service. He died December 13, 1922.

The Southern Cross of Honor was a medal given by the Daughters of the Confederacy . It was first given in Atlanta, July 1898, to the husband of one of the designers for his service to the Confederacy.

Scope and Content

The collection contains the Southern Cross of Honor, reunion medals from Florida and Richmond, Virginia, and ribbons from the Grand Camps Confederate Veterans of Virginia reunions.

Arrangement

The medals are divided into two envelopes with the first containing the Southern Cross of Honor, two medals from reunions and a button from a reunion. The second envelope contains the rest of the badges in the collection in chronological order.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Medals, 1899-1916.