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The medal's obverse design features four soldiers with weapons raised in battle. A fifth soldier is pictured slightly above the rest waiving a United States flag. 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: UNION VICTORY AT PETERSBURG - APRIL 1, 1865 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Outnumbered and nearly / surrounded, Lee abandons / Petersburg in a final effort to join forces with Johnston / in North Carolina.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
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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