Winfield Scott Medal

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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 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.
Obverse: Bust of Winfield Scott in military regalia facing left. The legend reads: MAJ. GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT, U.S.A.
Reverse: Image of Winfield Scott wounded, laying on the ground, surrounded by soldiers. The legend reads: SCOTT WOUNDED. LUNDY'S LANE.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Scott, Winfield
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1306
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1306
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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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