Major General Franz Sigel Medal

Major General Franz Sigel Medal

Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in the 1860s. 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 medals. Sigel was a German officer who immigrated to the United States and served as a Colonel and Major General of the 3rd Missouri Infantry during the Civil War.
Obverse: Bust of Franz Sigel facing forward. The legend reads: MAJ. GEN. FRANZ SIGEL/ MISSOURI. VIRGINIA.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Sigel, Franz
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.9 cm; 3/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1151
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1151
related event
Civil War
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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