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Joseph Hampton Barnett Medals,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1979-001

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1899 - 1916

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical 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.

Historical Note

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.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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.

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.

Source of Acquisition

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Joseph Hampton Barnett Medals by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

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.

Title
A Guide to the Joseph Hampton Barnett Medals, 1899-1916
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah R. Olney
Date
2011 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-04: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308