This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1848. 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 Zachary Taylor facing left. The legend reads: MAJ. GEN ZACH: TAYLOR.
Reverse: Legend reads: FORT HARRISON/OKEE-CHO-BEE/PALO ALTO/RESACA DE LA PALMA/MONTEREY/BUENA VISTA.
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