Congressional Gold Medal

Congressional Gold Medal

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This Congressional Gold Medal was awarded on December 17, 1863 to General Grant after his victory at Vicksburg. The battle of Vicksburg was a turning point for the Union Army. The siege lasted six weeks until the Confederate forces surrendered on July 4, 1863.
Object Name
Other Terms
medal; Decoration; Congressional
associated date
associated person
Grant, Ulysses S.
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Julia Dent Grant and William H. Vanderbilt
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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