John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)
The medal's obverse design features a scene from John Brown's Raid. In the image, a man, probably John Brown, is shown kneeling and cradling a lifeless body. Behind him, a cannon, smoke, and a man hitting another man with a gunstock are pictured. 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
coins & medals
obverse: JOHN BROWN'S RAID AT HARPER'S FERRY / OCT. 16, 1859 / AJB reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Brown's attempt to arm slaves / for an insurrection further / divided the states. His own / sons were killed, and / he was later hanged.
Brown, John, 1800-1859; Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)--History--John Brown's Raid, 1859; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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.
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
Mississippi State University Libraries
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).
For more information about the contents of this collection, email email@example.com.