Lieutenant Colonel John E. Howard Military Medal
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.5 cm )
inscription: obverse, above exergual line: "DU VIV."
Copper-plated lead electrotype of bronze medal struck in 1781 in Paris, obverse shows Howard on horseback pursuing an enemy with winged Victory holding laurel wreath over his head; with legend: "JOH.EDGAR.HOWARD.LEGIONIS PEDITUM PRAEFECTO" and insctiption below exergual line: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse bears an inscription surrounded by laurel wreath: "QUOD/IN NUTANTEM HOSTIUM ACTEM/SUBITO IRRUENS/PREACLARUM BELLICAE VIRTUTIS/SPECIMEN DEDIT/IN PUGNA AD COWPENS/XVII JAN MDCCLXXXI."
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