George B. McClellan Campaign Medal

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 forward. The legend reads: MAJ. GENERAL McCLELLAN. Reverse: Eagle clutching arrows and an olive branch, encircled with 34 stars and a wreath. The legend reads: ONE FLAG AND ONE UNION NOW AND FOREVER.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
McClellan, George B.
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.4 cm; 1 5/16 in
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accession number
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related event
Presidential Campaign of 1864
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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