Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.272b
Date: 
1899
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 35.9mm (1 7/16 in.)
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing right-facing bust-length prolife of Dewey; legend: "ADMIRAL G. W. DEWEY". Reverse shows eagle atop cross ed cannons over American flag and Army insignia; legend: "33D NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT G.A.R./ PHILADELPHIA/ SEP 4-9/ 1899". Hole punched at top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group