Proof of Vaccination

New-York Historical requires all visitors age 12 and over to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Read more

Colonel George Croghan Military Medal

Object Number: 
1942.6
Date: 
After 1840
Medium: 
Copper-plated lead
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "FURST. F." Inscription: reverse, below exergual inscription, at center: "FURST. F."
Description: 
Copper-plated lead electrotype of George Croghan military medal with obverse showing uniformed bust of Croghan facing right with legend: "PRESENTED BY CONGRESS TO COLONEL GEORGE CROGHAN/-1835-." Reverse shows English troops attacking American fort to right with legend on scroll above: "PARS MAGNA FUIT"; inscription below exergual line: "SANDUSKY/2: AUGUST./1813."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Hill Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group