Artifacts

Creator

Lincoln Mint

Files

Download

Download Full Text (11.8 MB)

Creator Role

producer

Description

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1971

Measurement

1 3/8 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

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.

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

3803.9

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.

First Battle of Bull Run (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)

Share

COinS