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The medal's obverse design depicts an African-American woman and man standing in front of a field. The woman holds a baby, and the man stands just behind her. In the background, a man is pictured on horseback looking on two workers in the field. 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 THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT / DECEMBER 18, 1865 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / The Senate adopts the 13th / Amendment: "Neither slavery / nor involuntary servitude ... / shall exist within the / United States..."
United States. Constitution. 13th Amendment; 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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