Brigadier General Eleazer W. Ripley Military Medal
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Eleazer Ripley facing right with legend: "BRIG. GENERAL ELEAZER W. RIPLEY." Reverse shows standing female allegorical figure of Victory, holding standards inscribed "ERIE," "CHIPPEWA," and "NIAGARA", dictating to the muse of History seated at right; legend: "RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS NOVEMBER 3. 1814."; inscription below exergual line: "BATTLES OF CHIPPEWA./JULY 6. 1814./NIAGARA.JULY 25.1814./ERIE. SEP. 17.1814."
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