1. Creator/Author:
  2. United States Mint (27)

Civil War Campaign Service Medal

Creator:
United States Mint
Location:
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Origin Date:
1905
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: x x 1 1/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0475
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Bronze Civil War Campaign Service Medal features a three-quarter profile bust of President Abraham Lincoln in relief. "With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All" is embossed around the bust. The reverse features "The Civil War, 1861-1865" inside a wreath made up of an oakleaf branch on the left and a laurel branch on the right joined together with a bow at the bottom. A small ring is attached to the top where the medal was orginally attached to a blue and grey ribbon. This medal when first issued by the United States Department of War in 1905 to the officers and soldiers who served during that war. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum