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 Howard, on horseback, pursuing an enemy with winged figure of Victory overhead holding laurel wreath above his head; legend: "JOH.EGAR.HOWARD LEGIONIS PEDITUM PRAEFECTO"; inscription in exergue: "COMITIA AMERICANA." Reverse shows inscription within laurel wreath: "QUOD/IN NUTANTEM HOSTIUM ACIEM/SUBITO IRRUENS/PRAECLARUM BELLICAE VIRTUTIS/SPECIMEN DEDIT/IN PUGNA AD COWPENS/XVII.JAN. MDCCLXXXI."
Presented by Geo. W. Irving
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