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Lieutenant Colonel John E. Howard Military Medal

Object Number: 
after 1830
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
inscription: obverse, lower left of design: "DU VIV." on edge: privy mark "ARGENT"
Silver struck medal with obverse showing Howard on horseback pursuing an enemy with winged figure of Victory overhead holding laure wreath above his head; legend: "JOH.EGAR.HOWARD LEGIONIS PEDITUM PRAEFECTO"; inscription below exergual line: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse bears an inscription within laurel wreath: "QUOD/IN NUTANDEM HOSTIUM ACIEM/SUBITO IRRUENS/PRAECLARUM BELLICAE VIRTUTIS/SPECIMEN DEDIT/IN PUGNA AD COWPENS/XVII.JAN.MDCCLXXXI"
Credit Line: 
Gift of James Hazen Hyde
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group