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Major General Winfield Scott Military Medal

Object Number: 
1215
Date: 
1850
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 1/2 in. ( 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: below exergue, at left: "C.C.WRIGHT F." inscription: at lower left: "C.C.WRIGHT F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing draped bust of Winfield Scott facing right above a tablet flanked by eagles and military standards and bearing inscription: "THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA/PRESENTS THIS MEDAL TO/MAJOR GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT, AS A MEMORIAL OF HER ADMIRATION/FOR THE GREAT AND DISTINGUISHED/SERVICES OF HER SON/WHILST COMMANDER IN CHIEF/OF THE AMERICAN ARMIES IN THE/WAR WITH MEXICO,/1847."; legend above bust: "WINFIELD SCOTT." Reverse with eagle surmounting column labelled: "1848/CHAPULTEPEC/DEL RAY/CHURUBUSCO/CONTRERAS/CERRO GORDO/VERA CRUZ/1812"; legend on scroll above: "FECIT QUOD COGITAVIT"; military scenes right and left, the whole surrounded by wreath of oak; inscription at lower center: "FROM VIRGINIA."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group