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Major General William Henry Harrison Military Medal

Object Number: 
1942.13
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "FURST. F." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at lower center: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of William Henry Harrison military medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Harrison facing right with legend: "MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM H. HARRISON." Reverse shows America crowning captured British and Indian arms with a wreath; a tablet on the arms bears the inscription: "FORT/MEIGS/BATTLE/OF THE/THAMES"; legend above: RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS APRIL 4. 1818"; inscription in exergue: "BATTLE OF THE THAMES/OCTOBER 5. 1813."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group