U.S. Grant Campaign Medal

U.S. Grant Campaign Medal

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Description (Brief)
This campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1869. 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.
Obverse: Busts of Ulysses Grant and Schuyler Colfax facing right. The legend reads: U.S. GRANT S. COLFAX. The bust is signed: EMIL SIGEL FT.
Reverse: Legend reads: NATIONAL UNION REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES 1869-1873/FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
Colfax, Schuyler
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.8 cm; 1 1/2 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1143
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1143
Presidential Campaign of 1868
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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