I thought I would show a United Confederate Veterans (UCV) Cross of Honor made by Crankshaw in Atlanta, Georgia that I picked up at SOS. These particular badges are quite distinctive and slightly different from those made by Whitehead and Hoag (W&H) for the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC).
The Crankshaw badges usually have screwbacks and buttons on the suspension bar rather than the pin assembly usually found on Whitehead and Hoag examples. The Crankshaw badges are maker marked on the reverse of the top bar while W&H badges are maker marked on the cross in micro letters. Both badges are die struck from bronze but the W&H badge details appear to be a bit more precise. One interesting distinction of the Crankshaw badges is that lines from the steel dies often appear on the edges of the cross. These lines are not seen on the W&H examples.
Both of these badges have been reproduced so one must be careful when looking at them to make certain they are original and of the period. Many of the reproductions are castings made from an original cross and the details will be muddy. Many are also cast of brass and either polished, aged, or patinated to fool collectors.