The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States was formed on April 15, 1865, in the immediate aftermath of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. This medal, an enameled star with ribbon, was given to Lt. Col. William Irvin Wolfley (1837-1910), a surgeon who served with the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. The obverse has a spread eagle and “Lex Regit Arma Tuentur.” The reverse has crossed swords, 13 stars, and “M. O. Loyal Legion / U.S. MDCCCLXV.”

Recipient: Wolfley, William Irvin

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States

Subject: Medicine


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Credit Line: Eleanor Wolfley Bisell, Elizabeth Wolfley Harman, and Caroline Woofley Shannon

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-04908Catalog Number: M-04908Accession Number: 157569

Object Name: MedalOther Terms: Medal; Medals; Commemorative and Association

Physical Description: metal, gold (overall material)enamel (overall material)fabric, silk (overall material)red (overall color)white (overall color)blue (overall color)Measurements: overall: .1 cm x 3.8 cm x 6.6 cm; 1/16 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1065916

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