Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.228
Date: 
1914
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 50.8mm (2 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing ship at sea to left, seated woman at left with anchor and branch, wreath at her foot; legend: "V.S.S. MAINE, / DESTROYED IN / HAVANA HARBOR, CUBA, / FEBRUARY 15th, 1898"; in exerg.: "THIS MEDAL MADE / FROM BRONZE RECOVERED / FROM THE MAINE". Reverse shows soldier with rifle at right looking left, draped shield, laurel branches and leaves; legend: "ISSVED BY THE / GENERAL COMMITTEE / OF THE FIFTEENTH ANNVAL / REVNION OF THE ARMY OF / THE PHILIPPINES, CUBA AND / PORTO RICO IN MEMORY OF OVR / DECEASED COMRADES AND / THE DEDICATION OF / THE MAINE / MEMORIAL "; in exerg.: "PITTSBURGH, PA. / SEPTEMBER 16TH / 1914 / FORTITUDE LOYALTY".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group