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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
medal
associated date
1863-12-17
associated person
Grant, Ulysses S.
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
ID Number
AF.93729
accession number
18528
catalog number
93729
Credit Line
Julia Dent Grant and William H. Vanderbilt
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Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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