Overall: 2 3/4 in. (70mm)
Gilt bronze (?) cast medal presented to Major Robert Anderson; obverse with image of Fort Sumter under siege and legend above "SUMTER.", in exergue "APRIL 12 & 13 / 1861". Reverse with a wreath of oak leaves joining an American shield, containing legend "TO / MAJ. ROBERT ANDERSON / U.S.A. / FROM THE CITIZENS OF / NEW YORK CITY, / AS A / SLIGHT TRIBUTE. / TO HIS / PATRIOTISM." around perimeter "PRUDENS, FIDELIS ET AUDAX. INVICTAE FIDELITATIS PRAEMIUM."
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