Franklin Pierce Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This campaign 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.
Obverse: Bust of Franklin Pierce facing left. Legend: GENERAL. F. PIERCE.
Reverse: Plaque surrounded by four flags and an eagle perched on top. The plaque reads: OUR COUNTRY RIGHT OR WRONG. The legend around the rim reads: UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Pierce, Franklin
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 4.1 cm; 1 5/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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