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The medal's obverse features a design after Lloyd Ostendorf's original artwork that depicts Lincoln serving as a military captain in the Black Hawk War. On the reverse, a short biographical sketch regarding his service appears. A laurel wreath borders the lower half of the medal. The medal is mounted in a leather slipcase album, which is Volume II of a two-volume set. (Volume I is a short work entitled Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative, written and edited by Ralph Geoffrey Newman.)
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 1/2 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
.999 fine silver
obverse: THE LIFE OF LINCOLN / Black Hawk War reverse: Black Hawk War / Then came the Black Hawk / War, and I was elected a / captain of volunteers, a / success which gave me / more pleasure than any / I have had since.
Black Hawk War, 1832; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Medals; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Military leadership
coins & medals
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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