Lieutenant Colonel John E. Howard Military Medal

Object Number: 
1935.130
Date: 
1862
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: obverse, above exergual line, at left: "DUVIV." inscription: edge, lower center: "CUIVRE"
Description: 
Bronze 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 laure wreath: "QUOD/IN NUTANDEM HOSTIUM ACIEM/SUBITO IRRUENS/PRAECLARUM BELLICAE VIRTUTIS/SPECIMEN DEDIT/IN PUGNA AD COWPENS/XVII.JAN.MDCCLXXXI"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Maj. Gen. Frederick a. Irving, Supt. U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group