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The medal's obverse design depicts a bust image of General Ambrose Burnside. To the left of his image, a group of soldiers are shown with weapons raised in battle. 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)
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obverse: BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG / GEN. BURNSIDE / DEC. 13, 1862 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Entrenched at Fredericksburg, / Lee is invincible against / a Union attack which leaves / fields strewn with 22,000 / dead and wounded.
Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881; Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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[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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