Lincoln Reviews Antietam Troops (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)
The medal's obverse design depicts an image of Abraham Lincoln meeting with General George B. McClellan. Lincoln places his proper right hand on the proper left shoulder of McClellan. In the background, tents and soldiers 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: LINCOLN REVIEWS TROOPS OCT. 1, 1862 / ANTIETAM reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Lincoln visits McClellan at / Antietam and finds the army / exhausted, discouraged and depleted by rampant desertion. / Lincoln resolves to replace / the General.
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; 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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