Pickett's Charge (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)
The medal's obverse design depicts five soldiers on foot with their rifles raised. A man on horseback and soldier carrying a flag are also pictured 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: PICKETT'S CHARGE JULY 3, 1863 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Pickett's Rebel troops / charge Cemetery Ridge and / are slaughtered by / fresh Union artillery. / Then heavy losses turn / the tide of war.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863; Pickett, George E. (George Edward), 1825-1875; 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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