George B. McClellan Medal

George B. McClellan Medal

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Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1864. 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 campaign badges.
Obverse: Bust of George B. McClellan facing forward. Legend reads, MAJ. GEN. GEO. B. McCLELLAN, U.S.A.
Reverse: Eagle with a ribbon that reads “E Pluribus Unum” perched on the shield of the United States with the American flag is draped across a spear. The legend reads: MY COUNTRY I AM SWORN TO DEFEND.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
McClellan, George B.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.5 cm; 1 3/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1072
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1072
Presidential Campaign of 1864
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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