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The medal's obverse design depicts a standing Abraham Lincoln who holds a bound volume in his hands. 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: MARCH 4, 1865 PRESIDENT LINCOLN INAUGURATED FOR SECOND TERM / "WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE" reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / The North elects Lincoln over / McClellan by 400,00 votes / as the war-weary nation / chooses victory and / restoration over peace / and compromise.
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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