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 that 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. The legend reads: GEORGE B. McCLELLAN.
Reverse: Image of an eagle with shield, clutching arrows and an olive branch in its talons. The legend reads: THE UNION MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
McClellan, George B.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.4 cm; 15/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1092
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1092
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1864
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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