Battle of Gettysburg (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)
The medal's obverse design depicts four soldiers holding rifles under the cover of natural vegetation. 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: BATTLE / OF / GETTYSBURG / JULY 1-3, 1863 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Lee assaults Meade's position / on Seminary Ridge, sending / thousands to death in a brutal / rain of Union artillery and / rifle fire.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863; Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870; Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872; 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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