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.
Currently not on view
Sigel, Franz
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.9 cm; 3/4 in
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Civil War
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National Museum of American History