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The medal's obverse design depicts a bust image of William T. Sherman. To the bust's proper left, three other men a pictured. One holds a sword with upturned palms while the second stands at his side and the third sits in the background on horseback. 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 17, 1865 / JOHNSTON SURRENDERS TO SHERMAN reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Realizing that the confederacy / is lost, General Johnston / ignores orders from / Jefferson Davis and / surrenders to Sherman / in North Carolina.
Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891; 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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