Battle of Chickamauga (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)
The medal's obverse design depicts a portrait image of Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet. To the left of his portrait, three soldiers are shown with weapons raised in battle. 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 CHICKAMAUGA" 1865 / GEN. GEORGE H. THOMAS reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Longstreet's desperate surprise / attack drives the advancing Union / troops back into Chattanooga, / leaving nearly 4,000 dead in the fields.
Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863; Longstreet, James, 1821-1904; 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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