Winfield Scott Medal

Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1852. 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. This medal has a hole at the top so that it could be strung and worn.
Obverse: Bust of Winfield Scott facing left. The legend reads: MAJ. GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT.
Reverse: Legend reads: CHIPPEWA/ LUNDYS LANE/ CERRO GORDO /CONTRERAS/ CHURUBUSCO/ CHAPULTEPEC /MEXICO.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Scott, Winfield
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1194
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1194
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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