Major General Winfield Scott Military Medal

Major General Winfield Scott Military Medal
Major General Winfield Scott Military Medal
Title
Major General Winfield Scott Military Medal
Date 
1849
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 3 1/2 in. ( 8.9 cm )
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
Object Number 
1929.140
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.C. WRIGHT FECT."
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Creative: Tronvig Group