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The medal's obverse design features a portrait image of William T. Sherman in the background. In the foreground, two men are shown on horseback while two soldiers are shown destroying telegraph poles. 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: SHERMAN'S MARCH TO THE SEA / NOVEMBER 15, 1864 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Sherman's march to the sea / leaves a path of destruction / through the heart of / Georgia. The Confederacy / is split in half.
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891; Sherman's March to the Sea; 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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