Battle of Lake George Medal
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm ) Overall: 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 8.2 x 3.8 x 0.3 cm )
Aluminum struck medal with obverse depicting standing figures of Native American and British military officer within central roundel; legend around line border: "IN COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF LAKE GEORGE FOUGHT SEPTEMBER 8 1755"; inscription in exergue: "HENDRICK . JOHNSON." Reverse contains heraldic device at center, surrounded by laurel wreath and surmounted by British royal crown; legend around line border: "SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK/MONUMENT DEDICATED SEPTEMBER 8 1903." Medal is suspended on red, white and blue silk gros-grain ribbon with metal closure.
Founded in 1892, the Society of Colonial Wars admits male descendants of British or Colonial soldiers and of colonial civil and military officials from the period 1620-1775.
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Ferris Simmons
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