Battle of Hampton Roads Commemorative Medal

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this medal during the second half of the 19th century. 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 medals.
Obverse: The Monitor and Merrimac warships engaged in battle. Legend: THE FIRST BATTLE BETWEEN IRON CLAD WAR VESSELS.
Reverse: THE REBEL STEAMER MERRIMAC, WITH 12 GUNS, DEFEATED BY THE UNION STEAMER MONITOR, WITH 2 GUNS, IN HAMPTON RDS, MAR. 9. 1862.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1525
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1525
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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