Louisiana Veterans Southern Cross of Honor
Crankshaw marked pinback UDC Southern Cross of Honor Engraved E. Wm. Dreibholz.
Ernest William (Ernst Wilhelm) Dreibholz was born 10 Nov 1838 in North Rhine Region, Westphalia, Prussia. Immigration records show he arrivied in New Orleans in 1857 and served in the Army of the Confederacy as a Commissary Sergeant in the 8th Louisiana Infantry. His award of the Southern Cross of Honor by the UDC for his Cinfederate service is documented. A businessman following the war, he served in the Louisiana State Legislature and was an active member and 32nd degree Mason, he died in 1926.
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