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Creator

Lincoln Mint

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Creator Role

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Description

The medal's obverse design features three images of Andersonville prisoners. The first is shown in military uniform with his shackled hands raised. A second prisoner is pictured kneeling in prayer, while the third stands with shackles on his wrist. A barbed wire is shown in the foreground while more caged prisoners are pictured 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 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE PRISON CAMPS reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Death was as much a threat in / the prison camps as in battle. / Filth and disease took 100 / lives daily at Georgia's / Andersonville.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

coins & medals

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

3803.36

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 Prison Camps (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)

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