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The medal's obverse design depicts General Philip Sheridan seated on horseback while holding a sword with his proper right hand. Soldiers stand at his side as Sherman gestures in front of him. An United States flag is also pictured in the background. 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: SHERIDAN'S RIDE TO CEDAR CREEK / OCTOBER 19, 1864 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / A surprise assault breaks / Union lines near Cedar Creek, / Va. General Sheridan rallies / his men and attacks, / turning retreat into / victory.
Cedar Creek, Battle of, Va., 1864; Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888; 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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