Sherman Captures Atlanta (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)
The medal's obverse design depicts General William T. Sherman riding on horseback while aiming a rifle to his proper left. In the background, a burning Atlanta 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)
Materials and Techniques Display
coins & medals
obverse: SHERMAN CAPTURES ATLANTA / SEPT. 2, / 1864 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / A surprise assault breaks / Union lines near Cedar Creek, / Va. General Sheridan rallies / his men and attacks, / turning retreat into / victory.
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
[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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