Ulysses S. Grant Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company around 1868. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer, and is still in business today. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign badges. The reverse legend is a quote by Grant when he was asked to accept a conditional surrender.
Obverse: Profile image of Grant facing left. Legend reads: GENERAL U. S. GRANT 1868.
Reverse: Legend reads: I PROPOSE TO MOVE IMMEDIATELY ON YOUR WORKS.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1075
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1075
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1868
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Military
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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