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The medal's obverse design depicts a scene from the First Battle of Bull Run. In the scene, a Union officer sits on horseback while looking on a lifeless body. A soldier stands in the foreground while other soldiers walk in the background following a covered wagon. 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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/8 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
obverse: FIRST BATTLE OF BULL RUN / JULY 21, 1861 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / seeing an early victory, the Union / rushes 35,00 hurriedly trained / troops to a chaotic, humiliating / defeat at Bull Run / Creek.
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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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