Battle of Antietam Creek (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)
The medal's obverse design depicts a portrait image of George B. McClellan. Just behind his image, soldiers and a bridge are shown in the background. 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 ANTIETAM CREEK" SEPT. 17, 1862 / GEN. GEORGE B. McCLELLAN reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Encouraged by victory, Lee / and Jackson invade Maryland, / but are driven back into / Virginia by McClellan's / greater forces.
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885; 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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