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The medal's obverse design depicts John Wilkes Booth dressed in a suit and taking aim with his gun. In the background, the Lincoln Memorial statue is shown. 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: APRIL 14, 1865 / LINCOLN ASSASSINATED reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / The tragedy of the Civil War / has not ended. On April 14, / 1865. In Ford's Theatre, / President Lincoln is fatally / wounded by assassin / John Wilkes Booth.
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination; 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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