Schuyler Colfax Campaign Medal

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Description (Brief)
This 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 buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of Schuyler Colfax facing forward. The legend reads: SCHUYLER COLFAX 1868
Reverse: Shield of the United States with a star above it that is wreathed by two laurel branches. The legend reads: LOYALTY SHALL GOVERN THE NATION.
Currently not on view
Colfax, Schuyler
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
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related event
Presidential Campaign of 1868
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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National Museum of American History


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