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Major General Winfield Scott Military Medal

Object Number: 
1929.140
Date: 
1849
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 1/2 in. ( 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at right: "C.C. WRIGHT F." Inscription: obverse, at lower center of image: "S. ELLIS DEL." Inscription: reverse, at lower left of field: "G.C. HUMPHRIES DEL." Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: " C.
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting nude bust of Winfield Scott facing left with scroll above with inscription: "MAJOR GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT"; fifteen stars on each side of bust. Reverse has vignettes of six battle scenes surrounding central view labelled "CITY OF MEXICO"; battles are labelled:"VERA CRUZ," CERRO GORDO," "CONTRERAS," SAN ANTONIO & CHURUBUSCO," MOLINO DEL REY," and "CHAPULTEPEC."
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group