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Description

The medal's obverse design depicts three Confederate soldiers standing behind a cannon that is pointed at Fort Sumter. A fourth soldier stands on a raised platform to the right looking at the battle action. On the reverse, Confederate and United States flags are pictured intersecting at the top of the medal. Several rifles appear behind the flags, and the image of an eagle is placed at the center of the intersection. At the medal's bottom, a decorative border lines the edge.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1971

Measurement

1 3/8 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE FIRING ON FORT SUMTER / APRIL 14, 1861 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Southern General Beauregard's / shore batteries ignite the / fuse of war by bombing / The United States fort / in Charleston harbor.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

3803.7

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

The Firing on Fort Sumter (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)

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