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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.201
Date: 
after 1861
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 30.9mm (1 3/16 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing view of naval battle; legend: "THE FIRST BATTLE BETWEEN IRON CLAD WAR VESSELS." Reverse within laurel border legend: "THE REBEL STEAMER / MERRIMAC, / WITH / 12 GUNS, / DEFEATED BY THE / UNION STEAMER / MONITOR, / WITH / 2 GUNS, / IN HAMPTON Rds, MAR.9, 1862." Type and images worn.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group