Overall: 3 5/16 x 1 3/16 x 1/16 in. (8.4 x 3 x 0.2 cm)
Medal suspended from multicolored ribbon. Armorial shield held up by eagle. DO RIGHT / AND FEAR / NO MAN. On verso: American flag shield. THAT GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT PERISH / APRIL VI MDCCCCXVII
The popular phrase "Do right..." most likely originated in a 1450 book of proverbs. The relationship of the date, 1817, to the phrase from Lincoln's Gettysburg address is puzzling.
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