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The medal's obverse design depicts a scene from the Great Locomotive Chase when James J. Andrews led a group of Union volunteers in commandeering a train. A man waving a rifle is shown atop the locomotive, and three other men are shown on the ground near the train. 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: THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE / APRIL, 1862 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Union spy J.J. Andrews and / 20 raiders hijack a George / locomotive in a daring try to / destroy the Chattanooga- / Atlanta rail link.
Chattanooga Railroad Expedition, 1862; 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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