Ulysses S. Grant Campaign Medal

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Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1868. 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 campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of Ulysses S. Grant facing left. Legend: GRANT & COLFAX REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES 1868.
Reverse: Two branches rim the edge, with two crossed flags, a drum, and bayoneted rifles at the base of the branches. Legend: FIRST IN THE HEARTS OF HIS SOLDIERS.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
referenced
Colfax, Schuyler
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3 cm; 1 3/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1117
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1117
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1868
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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