Artifacts

Creator

Lincoln Mint

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Creator Role

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Description

The medal's obverse design depicts a Union soldier embracing a woman. In the background, another couple is pictured along with a train car full of soldiers. 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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1971

Measurement

1 3/8 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: LINCOLN'S FIRST CALL FOR TROOPS APRIL 16, 1861 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Two days after Ft. Sumpter [sic] / both sides prepare for war, / and Lincoln calls 75,000 / men to arms to save / the torn nation.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medals

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

3803.8

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Lincoln's First Call for Troops (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)

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