George B. McClellan Campaign Medal

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Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1864. 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.
Obverse: Bust of George B. McClellan facing left, surrounded by a wreath. Legend reads: MAJ. GEN. GEO. B. McCLELLAN.
Reverse: Image of a shield that is surrounded by flags and a “liberty cap.” Legend reads: THE PEOPLES CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT 1864.
Currently not on view
McClellan, George B.
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
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Presidential Campaign of 1864
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National Museum of American History