Winfield Scott Campaign Medal

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Description (Brief)
This presidential 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 and 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. Legend reads: MAJOR GEN: WIN: SCOTT.
Reverse: Legend reads: LUNDYS LANE/VERA CRUZ/CERRO GORDO / CHURUBUSCO/ CONTRERAS /CITY of MEXICO.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Scott, Winfield
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.1 cm; 13/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1226
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1226
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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