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 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 medals. Grant issued the reverse quote during the Overland Campaign of the Civil War.
Obverse: Bust of Grant facing forward. Legend: GENERAL U.S. GRANT 1868.
Reverse: Two branches and four stars. Legend: I PROPOSE TO FIGHT IT OUT ON THIS LINE IF IT TAKES ALL SUMMER.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1134
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1134
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
Military
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
event
Presidential Campaign of 1868
See more items in
Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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