George B. McClellan Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1864. 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 George B. McClellan facing left, two branches underneath the bust. Legend: MAJOR GENERAL GEO B McCLELLAN.
Reverse: Shield with legend: YORKSTOWN/WILLIAMSBURG/FAIR OAKS/SEVEN PINES/MALVERN HILL. Ribbon reads “ANTIETAM.” Shield is surrounded by four flags with eagle perched above.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
McClellan, George B.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1207
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1207
related event
Civil War
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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