Longstreet, Helen Dortch Papers, 1904-1963, 1938-1948.
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The Southern Cross of Honor award, which later became the Cross of Military Service, originated on Oct. 13, 1862 as an act of the Confederate Congress to recognize the courage and good conduct of officers, non-commissioned officers and privates of the Confederate army. However, due to wartime shortages, the medals were not made, but the recipients' names were recorded in an Honor Roll for future reference. The cross's design was created by Mrs. Alexander S. Erwin in July 1898. It featured a cros...
Actress; interviewee married Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Charles (Buddy) Rogers. From the description of Reminiscences of Mary Pickford : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419352 Star of the silent screen, Mary Pickford, called America's sweetheart, was perhaps the most famous actress of her day. From the guide to the Mary Pickford scrapbook, 1915-1917, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Divisio...
Helen Dortch Longstreet, journalist, activist and public speaker, was the widow of General James Longstreet. A native of Georgia, she resided there most of her life, holding positions as newspaper editor, state librarian, and postmaster of Gainesville. She dedicated her later life to raising funds for the Longstreet Memorial Association. From the description of Longstreet, Helen Dortch Papers, 1904-1963, 1938-1948. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 43887935 Helen...
U.S. railroad commissioner, army officer, and diplomat. From the description of James Longstreet papers, 1858-circa 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980713 James Longstreet, military man, businessman, diplomat, and railway commissioner, was born 8 January 1821, in Edgefield District, South Carolina, and died 2 January 1904, in Gainesville, Georgia. He was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (1842) and served in the Mexican War before he resigned from the U.S. Army ...