Lieutenant Colonel John E. Howard Military Medal
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
inscription: obverse, above exergual line, at left: "DU VIV."
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing full-length portrait of Howard on hoseback pursuing an enemy with winged allegorical figure of Victory holding laurel wreath above his head; legend: "JOH.EDGAR.HOWARD LEGIONIS PEDITUM PRAEFECTO" and inscription below exergual line: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse bears inscription enclosed within laurel wreath: "QUOD/IN NUTANTEM HOSTIUM ACTEM/SUBITO IRRUENS/PRAECLARUM BELLICAE VIRTUTIS/SPECIMEN DEDIT/IN PUGNA AD COWPENS/XVII.JAN.MDCCLXXXI."
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