This military ClipArt gallery offers 120 illustrations of insignia, medals, badges, and awards given for military service and for military excellence.

An illustration of the army insignia.

Army Insignia

An illustration of the army insignia.

"The Army of the Ohio was a division of the Federal army in the Civil War; organized in 1861-1862 by General Buell; afterward came under the command of General Rosecrans and was called the Army of the Cumberland. A second department of the Ohio was formed, and was also in 1865 incorporated in the Army of the Cumberland."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Badge of the Army of the Cumberland

"The Army of the Ohio was a division of the Federal army in the Civil War; organized in 1861-1862 by…

"The Union forces which operated in Virginia in the Civil War were known as the "Army of the Potomac." It was organized by Gen. George B. McClellan in 1861, and served under him in the Peninsular campaign and later in that of Antietam. General Burnside took command in 1862, and General Hooker in 1863. General Meade was in command when the victory at Gettysburg was won, in July, 1863, and continued in charge during General Grant's operations in 1864-1865."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Badge of the Army of the Potomac

"The Union forces which operated in Virginia in the Civil War were known as the "Army of the Potomac."…

This is a military insignia for "the junior order of moose."

Military Badge

This is a military insignia for "the junior order of moose."

A bronze medal for having good conduct in the U.S. Navy.

U.S. Navy Good Conduct Badge

A bronze medal for having good conduct in the U.S. Navy.

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of William Bainbridge.

Bainbridge Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of William Bainbridge.

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of William Bainbridge.

Bainbridge Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of William Bainbridge.

Black Partridge or Black Pheasant was a 19th century Peoria Lake Pottawatomie chieftain. He was later awarded a silver medal and had the engraving of President James Madison.

Medal Given to Black Partridge

Black Partridge or Black Pheasant was a 19th century Peoria Lake Pottawatomie chieftain. He was later…

Johnston Blakeley (October 1781 - October 1814) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812. After service in President during the Quasi-War with France and command of Enterprise early in the War of 1812, Master Commandant Blakeley was appointed to command of the newly built sloop-of-war Wasp. In 1814, he made a very successful cruise which included the capture of HMS Reindeer. Wasp was last heard of 9 October 1814 and is believed to have foundered in a gale. Blakeley received the thanks of Thanks of Congress, a gold medal, and posthumous advancement to Captain for his last cruise.

Johnston Blakeley's Medal (Back)

Johnston Blakeley (October 1781 - October 1814) was an officer in the United States Navy during the…

Johnston Blakeley (October 1781 - October 1814) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812. After service in President during the Quasi-War with France and command of Enterprise early in the War of 1812, Master Commandant Blakeley was appointed to command of the newly built sloop-of-war Wasp. In 1814, he made a very successful cruise which included the capture of HMS Reindeer. Wasp was last heard of 9 October 1814 and is believed to have foundered in a gale. Blakeley received the thanks of Thanks of Congress, a gold medal, and posthumous advancement to Captain for his last cruise.

Johnston Blakeley's Medal (Front

Johnston Blakeley (October 1781 - October 1814) was an officer in the United States Navy during the…

Medal in memory of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock.

Medal in Memory of General Brock

Medal in memory of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock.

The medal presented to General Jacob Brown by Congress.

Medal Presented to General Brown by Congress

The medal presented to General Jacob Brown by Congress.

This medal was presented in honor of William Ward Burrows (1785-1813) who was slain while in command on the sloop-of-war <em>Enterprise</em>.

The Burrows Medal

This medal was presented in honor of William Ward Burrows (1785-1813) who was slain while in command…

"The Captors' Medal."&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Captors' Medal

"The Captors' Medal."—Lossing, 1851

The Congressional Gold Medal presented to Major George Croghan.

Croghan's Medal (Back)

The Congressional Gold Medal presented to Major George Croghan.

The Congressional Gold Medal presented to Major George Croghan.

Croghan's Medal (Front)

The Congressional Gold Medal presented to Major George Croghan.

"Medal awarded to Lieutenant-colonel De Fleury. This is a representation of the medal, the size of the original. The device is a helmeted soldier, standing against the ruins of a fort. His right hand is extended, holding a sword upright; the staff of a stand of colors is grasped by his left; the colors are under his feet, and he is trampling upon them. The legend is, 'Virtutis et audacle monum et premium. D. D. Fleury equiti gallo primo muros resp. Americ. D. D.;' 'A memorial and reward of valor and daring. The American Republic has bestowed (this medal) on Colonel D. de Fleury, a native of France, the first over the walls (of the enemy).'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

De Fleury Medal Front

"Medal awarded to Lieutenant-colonel De Fleury. This is a representation of the medal, the size of the…

The Distinguished Service Cross (United States Army) is the second highest military decoration awarded for extraordinary heroism and gallantry.

Distinguished Service Cross

The Distinguished Service Cross (United States Army) is the second highest military decoration awarded…

The Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to any man or woman who has distinguished himself of herself by exceptionally meritorious service to the government of the United States.

Distinguished Service Medal

The Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to any man or woman who has distinguished himself of herself…

The medal presented to John A. Dix.

The Dix Medal

The medal presented to John A. Dix.

The medal awarded to Jesse Duncan Elliot by the United States Congress.

The Elliott Medal

The medal awarded to Jesse Duncan Elliot by the United States Congress.

An illustration of a rifle expert medal.

Rifle Expert Medal

An illustration of a rifle expert medal.

The Fort Sumter medal executed by order of the New York Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the Battle of Fort Sumter during the American Civil War.

Fort Sumter Medal (Back)

The Fort Sumter medal executed by order of the New York Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the Battle…

The Fort Sumter medal executed by order of the New York Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the Battle of Fort Sumter during the American Civil War.

Fort Sumter Medal (Front)

The Fort Sumter medal executed by order of the New York Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the Battle…

General Edmund Pendleton Gaines was awarded the <em>Thanks of Congress</em>, an Act of Congress Gold Medal, for his service in the War of 1812.

General Gaines's Medal

General Edmund Pendleton Gaines was awarded the Thanks of Congress, an Act of Congress Gold…

General Edmund Pendleton Gaines was awarded the <em>Thanks of Congress</em>, an Act of Congress Gold Medal, for his service in the War of 1812.

General Gaines's Medal

General Edmund Pendleton Gaines was awarded the Thanks of Congress, an Act of Congress Gold…

"The garb and sickle, the badge of the Hungerfolds, is another very beautiful and less common example a badge." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Garb and Sickle

"The garb and sickle, the badge of the Hungerfolds, is another very beautiful and less common example…

Medal struck in honor of General Gates and his army. On the reverse side, Burgoyne is represented in the attitude of delivering up his sword; and in the background, on either side of them, are seen the two armies of England and America, the former laying down their arms. At the top is the latin enscription, <em>Salus Regionum Septentrional</em>; literal English, <em>Safety of the northern region or department</em>. Below is the inscription, <em>Hoste ad Saratogum in Dedition, Accepto Die XVII. Oct., MDCCLXXVII</em>; English, <em>Enemy at Saratoga surrendered October 17th, 1777.</em>

Gates Medal

Medal struck in honor of General Gates and his army. On the reverse side, Burgoyne is represented in…

Medal struck in honor of General Gates and his army. On this side is a bust of General Gates, with the Latin inscription, <em>Horatio Gates Duci Strenuo Comitia Amercana</em>; literal English, <em>Horatio Gates, brave leader of the American forces.</em>

Gates Medal

Medal struck in honor of General Gates and his army. On this side is a bust of General Gates, with the…

The Gates Medal shown above the defense of Charleston.

Gates Medal

The Gates Medal shown above the defense of Charleston.

"The obverse, shown here, bears under the legend Keine Bannware ('No Contraband') a representation of the sinking ship. The designer of the medal has added guns and airplanes which, however, the Lusitania did not carry."&mdash;Webster, 1920

The German Lusitania Medal

"The obverse, shown here, bears under the legend Keine Bannware ('No Contraband') a representation of…

"The Grand Army of the Republic was a patriotic organization in the United States composed of the National veterans of the Civil War. It was organized in Decatur, Ill., April 6, 1866, by Dr. B. F. Stephenson. Badge of the G.A.R.&ndash; Reverse"&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Badge of the Grand Army of the Republic

"The Grand Army of the Republic was a patriotic organization in the United States composed of the National…

"The Grand Army of the Republic was a patriotic organization in the United States composed of the National veterans of the Civil War. It was organized in Decatur, Ill., April 6, 1866, by Dr. B. F. Stephenson. Badge of the G.A.R.&ndash; Obverse"&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Badge of the Grand Army of the Republic

"The Grand Army of the Republic was a patriotic organization in the United States composed of the National…

A medal to honor courageous soldiers named after Ulysses S. Grant.

Grant Medal

A medal to honor courageous soldiers named after Ulysses S. Grant.

A Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Ulysses S. Grant.

The Grant Medal (back)

A Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Ulysses S. Grant.

A Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Ulysses S. Grant.

The Grant Medal (front)

A Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Ulysses S. Grant.

"Gold medal awarded to Greene. This is a representation of the back side of the medal, the full size of the original. On this side is a figure of Victory, lighting upon the Earth, and stepping upon a broken shield. Under her feet are broken weapons, colors, and a shield. The legend is, Salus Regionum Australium; 'The Safety of the Southern Department.' Exergue- Hostibus Ad Eutaw Debellatis VIII Sept. MDCCLXXXI; 'The Foe conquered at Eutaw, 8th of September, 1781.'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Greene Medal Back

"Gold medal awarded to Greene. This is a representation of the back side of the medal, the full size…

"Gold medal awarded to Greene. This is a representation of the front side of the medal, the full size of the original. On this side is a profile of Greene, with the words, Nathanieli Greene Egregio Duci Comitia Americana; 'The American Congress to Nathaniel Greene, the distinguished leader.'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Greene Medal Front

"Gold medal awarded to Greene. This is a representation of the front side of the medal, the full size…

"Silver medal awarded to Colonel Howard. The following are the device and inscriptions upon the back: A laurel wreath inclosing the inscription, Quod In Nutantem Hostium Aciem Subito Irruens, Pr&aelig;clarum Bellic&aelig; Virtutis Speciment Dedit In Pugna, Ad Cowpens, 17 January, 1781- 'Because, rushing suddenly on the wavering line of the foe, he gave a brilliant specimen of martial courage at the battle of the Cowpens, January 17, 1781.'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Howard Medal Back

"Silver medal awarded to Colonel Howard. The following are the device and inscriptions upon the back:…

"Silver medal awarded to Colonel Howard. The following are the device and inscriptions upon the front: An officer mounted, with uplifted sword, pursuing an officer on foot bearing a stand of colors. Victory is seen descending in front, over the former, holding a wreath in her right hand over his head. In her left hand is a palm branch. Legend: John Eager Howard, Legionis Peditum Pr&aelig;fecto Comitia Americana- 'The American Congress to John Eager Howard, commander of a regiment of infantry.'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Howard Medal Front

"Silver medal awarded to Colonel Howard. The following are the device and inscriptions upon the front:…

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Isaac Hull.

Hull Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Isaac Hull.

Medal given to Captain Hull by the United States Congress, 1812.

Hull's Medal

Medal given to Captain Hull by the United States Congress, 1812.

A military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany. It was also used as the symbol of the German Army from 1871 to 1918.

The Iron Cross

A military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany. It was also used as the symbol…

"John Paul Jones' medal, front side."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Jones' Medal

"John Paul Jones' medal, front side."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

"John Paul Jones' medal, back side."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Jones' Medal

"John Paul Jones' medal, back side."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

The Kearny Cross was a military decoration of the United States Army, which was first established in 1862 during the opening year of the American Civil War. The original decoration was known as the Kearny Medal and was adopted as an unofficial medal by the officers of the 1st Division, 3rd Corps, of the Union Army of the Potomac, which had served under Major General Philip Kearny.

Kearny Cross

The Kearny Cross was a military decoration of the United States Army, which was first established in…

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Samuel Lawrence.

Lawrence Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Samuel Lawrence.

Medal awarded to Captain Lawrence by Congress.

Lawrence Medal (back)

Medal awarded to Captain Lawrence by Congress.

Medal awarded to Captain Lawrence by Congress.

Lawrence Medal (front)

Medal awarded to Captain Lawrence by Congress.

"Medal awarded to Lee. On the twenty second of September, Congress honored Lee with a vote of thanks, and ordered a gold medal to be struck and presented to him. On the back side, Non Obstantib. Flumin. Ibus Vallis. Astutia Virtute Bellica Parva Manu Hostes Vicit Victosq. Armis Humanitate Devnxit In Mem Pugn. Ad Paulus Hook Die XIX Aug., 1779- 'Notwithstanding rivers and intrenchments, he with a small band conquered the foe by warlike skill and prowess, and firmly bound by his humanity those who had been conquered by his arms. In memory of the conflict at Paulus's Hook, nineteenth of August, 1779.'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Lee Medal Back

"Medal awarded to Lee. On the twenty second of September, Congress honored Lee with a vote of thanks,…

"Medal awarded to Lee. On the twenty second of September, Congress honored Lee with a vote of thanks, and ordered a gold medal to be struck and presented to him. On the front side is a bust of the hero, with the words Henrico Lee, Legionis Equit. Pr&aelig;fecto. Comitia Americana- 'The American Congress to Henry Lee, colonel of cavalry.'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Lee Medal Front

"Medal awarded to Lee. On the twenty second of September, Congress honored Lee with a vote of thanks,…

A medal awarded to brave Union soldiers in the Civil War.

Lincoln Medal

A medal awarded to brave Union soldiers in the Civil War.

Following Lincoln's assassination, French Democrats testified their appreciation of his character and services by causing a magnificent gold medal to be struck and presented to the President's widow.

Lincoln Medal from French Democrats (Back)

Following Lincoln's assassination, French Democrats testified their appreciation of his character and…

Following Lincoln's assassination, French Democrats testified their appreciation of his character and services by causing a magnificent gold medal to be struck and presented to the President's widow.

Lincoln Medal from French Democrats (Front)

Following Lincoln's assassination, French Democrats testified their appreciation of his character and…

"The Military Order of the Loyal Legion is the first society formed by officers honorably discharged from the service of the United States in the Civil War. On the day after the assassination of President Lincoln, Col. S. B. Wylie Mitchell, Capt. Peter D. Keyser, M. D., and Lieut.-Col. T. Ellwood Zell met in Philadelphia to arrange for a meeting of ex-officers of the army and navy to adopt resolutions relative to the death of President Lincoln. It was decided to effect a permanent organization, and an adjourned meeting was held for this purpose in Philadelphia, May 3, 1865. Total membership of its three classes, over 8,500."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Badge of the Loyal Legion

"The Military Order of the Loyal Legion is the first society formed by officers honorably discharged…

The gold medal presented to Lieutenant Edward R. M'Call on January 6, 1814 by the United States Congress.

The M'Call Medal

The gold medal presented to Lieutenant Edward R. M'Call on January 6, 1814 by the United States Congress.

Thomas MacDonough (December 21, 1783 &ndash; November 10, 1825) was an early 19th-century American naval officer, most notable as commander of American naval forces in Lake Champlain during the War of 1812.

Macdonough's Medal

Thomas MacDonough (December 21, 1783 – November 10, 1825) was an early 19th-century American naval…

Thomas MacDonough (December 21, 1783 &ndash; November 10, 1825) was an early 19th-century American naval officer, most notable as commander of American naval forces in Lake Champlain during the War of 1812.

Macdonough's Medal

Thomas MacDonough (December 21, 1783 – November 10, 1825) was an early 19th-century American naval…

Following the Battle of Plattsburgh and the end of the War of 1812, a Congressional Gold Medal honoring Alexander Macomb and his men was struck by Act of Congress.

Macomb's Medal (back)

Following the Battle of Plattsburgh and the end of the War of 1812, a Congressional Gold Medal honoring…

Following the Battle of Plattsburgh and the end of the War of 1812, a Congressional Gold Medal honoring Alexander Macomb and his men was struck by Act of Congress.

Macomb's Medal (front)

Following the Battle of Plattsburgh and the end of the War of 1812, a Congressional Gold Medal honoring…