August Militaria, Autographs, Collectibles & Toys Auction
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan 1866-1915 Hero Cross medal, depicting Confederate general and early Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest at center, beneath a Klan hood emblazoned with the label ‘duty’. This particular medal is marked ‘Hero Cross Presented by the Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan (Inc) Whitehead – Hoag Newark, N.J.’. This medal measures 1.25 inches square. Separate top bar above the medal with a thin horizontal pin back. Two-piece construction. Included is the book, ‘Ku Klux Klan Tokens 1981’, by D.E. Birdsell, Research Associates, 1981, 40 pages. Two pieces.