Lincoln's First Call for Troops (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)
The medal's obverse design depicts a Union soldier embracing a woman. In the background, another couple is pictured along with a train car full of soldiers. 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'S FIRST CALL FOR TROOPS APRIL 16, 1861 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Two days after Ft. Sumpter [sic] / both sides prepare for war, / and Lincoln calls 75,000 / men to arms to save / the torn nation.
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)--Siege, 1861; 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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