Medallion:Sept.6,1881 Cent. of the Battle of Groton Heights

Object Number: 
1945.94
Date: 
1881
Medium: 
Aluminum
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm )
Description: 
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing two armed men returning fire from walled fort; legend: "WE WILL NOT GIVE UP THE FORT, LET THE CONSEQUENCES BE WHAT THEY MAY." Reverse shows aerial view of fort with legend: "SEP. 6. 1881 CENTENNIAL OF THE BATTLE OF GROTON HEIGHTS/AND/BURNING OF/NEW LONDON/SEPTEMBER 6.1781" and inscription at center of field: "MASSACRE IN FORT GRISWOLD."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frank L. Jackson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group