Ulysses S. Grant Campaign Medal

Description (Brief):

This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1868. 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. This medal has been somewhat defaced.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Bust of Ulysses S. Grant facing left. The legend reads: LIEUT. GEN. U. S. GRANT.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: Bust of Washington with four flags and spears behind him. Legend reads: THE UNION MUST AND SHALL BE PRESERVED.

Date Made: ca 1868

Depicted: Grant, Ulysses S.Maker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1119Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1119

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-09c9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382112

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