Artifacts

Creator

Lincoln Mint

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Creator Role

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Description

The medal's obverse design depicts a scene from the Battle of Shiloh. In the scene, a horse is pictured rearing on its hind legs with a rider on its back. The rider bends down with a sword pointed at an approaching soldier. A lifeless body is pictured in the foreground as the battle rages on in the background. 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 inces (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE BATTLE OF SHILOH APRIL 6-7 1862 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Hope of an easy war and cheap / victory vanishes as 80,000 / men meet in a lethal / struggle that leaves 20,000 dead or wounded.

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

3803.12

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 Battle of Shiloh (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)

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