Grant Appointed Chief of the Union Armies (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)
The medal's obverse design depicts Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address. He is shown holding papers with his proper right hand and gesturing with his proper left. To his proper right, a crowd of people are 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: GRANT APPOINTED CHIEF / MARCH 9, / 1864 / OF THE UNION ARMIES reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / General Ulysses S. Grant, / appointed by Lincoln to / command all armies of the / U.S. and to achieve / victory with honor. / March 9, 1864.
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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