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

An illustration of a rifle marksman medal.

Rifle Marksman Medal

An illustration of a rifle marksman medal.

In February 1800 <em>Constellation</em> fought a night encounter with the frigate <em>La Vengeance</em>. <em>Constellation</em> was victorious after a five-hour battle. The medal awarded in commemoration of that battle.

Medal Awarded by Congress in Commemoration of the Capture of La Vengeance by the Constellation

In February 1800 Constellation fought a night encounter with the frigate La Vengeance.…

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Commodore Jacob Jones. an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France, the War of 1812 and the Barbary Wars.

Gold Medal Awarded to Jacob Jones

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Commodore Jacob Jones. an officer in the United States Navy…

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to John Paul Jones, America's first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War.

Gold Medal Awarded to John Paul Jones (Back)

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to John Paul Jones, America's first well-known naval fighter in…

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to John Paul Jones, America's first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War.

Medal Awarded to John Paul Jones (Front)

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to John Paul Jones, America's first well-known naval fighter in…

A medal of gratitude struck to celebrate the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812.

Medal of Gratitude (Back)

A medal of gratitude struck to celebrate the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812.

A medal of gratitude struck to celebrate the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812.

Medal of Gratitude (Front)

A medal of gratitude struck to celebrate the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812.

Medal commemorating Captain James Biddle and the action between USS 'Hornet' and HMS 'Penguin', 1815.

Medal Presented to James Biddle by Congress

Medal commemorating Captain James Biddle and the action between USS 'Hornet' and HMS 'Penguin', 1815.

The medal given to General Morgan by Congress.

Colonial Medal

The medal given to General Morgan by Congress.

The Congressional Life Saving Medal (in gold and silver) was authorized by an Act of Congress on June 20, 1874 to be bestowed to a U.S Citizen who rescues or attempts the rescue of any person from drowning, shipwreck or other peril of the water, or to the rescuer of a U.S. citizen.

Life Saving medal

The Congressional Life Saving Medal (in gold and silver) was authorized by an Act of Congress on June…

In 1814, Miller was Colonel of the 21st Infantry Regiment and led his men in the capture of the British artillery at the Battle of Lundy's Lane.

James Miller's Medal (Back)

In 1814, Miller was Colonel of the 21st Infantry Regiment and led his men in the capture of the British…

In 1814, Miller was Colonel of the 21st Infantry Regiment and led his men in the capture of the British artillery at the Battle of Lundy's Lane.

James Miller's Medal (Front)

In 1814, Miller was Colonel of the 21st Infantry Regiment and led his men in the capture of the British…

"Gold medal awarded to Morgan. The following are the devices and inscriptions upon the back of the medal: An officer mounted, at the head of his troops, charging a flying enemy. A battle in the background. In front, a personal combat between a dragon unhorsed and a foot soldier. Legend: Victoria Libertatis Vindex- 'Victory, the maintenance of Freedom.' Exergue: Fugatis, Captis Aut C&aelig;sis Ad Cowpens Hostibus, 17th January, 1781- 'The foe put to flight, taken, or slain, at the Cowpens, January 17, 1781.'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Morgan Medal Back

"Gold medal awarded to Morgan. The following are the devices and inscriptions upon the back of the medal:…

"Gold medal awarded to Morgan. The following are the devices and inscriptions upon the front of the medal: An Indian queen with a quiver on her back, in the act of crowning an officer with a laurel wreath; his band resting upon his sword. A cannon lying upon the ground; various military weapons and implements in the back-ground. Legend: Daniel Morgan Duci Exercitus Comitia Americana- 'The American Congress to General Daniel Morgan.'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Morgan Medal Front

"Gold medal awarded to Morgan. The following are the devices and inscriptions upon the front of the…

"A medal prepared by Napoleon to be issued at London in honor of his expected triumph. It represents Hercules overthrowing a merman and bears the legend Frapp&eacute;e à Londres - 'Struck in London' - 1804."&mdash;Webster, 1920

A Napoleonic Medal

"A medal prepared by Napoleon to be issued at London in honor of his expected triumph. It represents…

The badge of the Order of Cincinnatus.

Order of Cincinnatus

The badge of the Order of Cincinnatus.

"Order of the Cincinnati. This was drawn from an original in the possession of Edward Phalon, Esq., of New York. The engraving is the exact size of the original. The leaves of the sprigs of laurel are of gold, and green enamel; the head and tail of the eagle gold, and white enamel; and the sky in the center device blue enamel. The device and motto are the same as upon the medallion on the right of the certificate."&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Order of the Cincinnati

"Order of the Cincinnati. This was drawn from an original in the possession of Edward Phalon, Esq.,…

The collar of the Order of the Garter. "Order of the Garter, the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, consisting of the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and twenty-four knights companions, and open, in addition, to such English princes and foreign sovereigns as may be chosen, and sometimes to extra companions chosen for special reasons, so that the whole order usually numbers about fifty." -Whitney, 1911

Order of the Garter Collar

The collar of the Order of the Garter. "Order of the Garter, the highest order of knighthood in Great…

An illustration of the Order of the Garter Star. The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an order of chivalry, or knighthood, originating in medieval England, and presently bestowed on recipients in any of the Commonwealth realms; it is the pinnacle of the honors system in the United Kingdom. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members, or Companions; the order also comprises Supernumerary knights and ladies (e.g., members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs).

Order of the Garter Star

An illustration of the Order of the Garter Star. The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an order of chivalry,…

The star of the Order of the Garter. "Order of the Garter, the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, consisting of the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and twenty-four knights companions, and open, in addition, to such English princes and foreign sovereigns as may be chosen, and sometimes to extra companions chosen for special reasons, so that the whole order usually numbers about fifty." -Whitney, 1911

Order of the Garter Star

The star of the Order of the Garter. "Order of the Garter, the highest order of knighthood in Great…

An illustration of the Order of the Garder's collar and George. The collar is an accessory worn around the neck, over the mantle. Like the mantle, it was introduced in the 15th and 16th centuries. Made of pure gold, it weighs 30 troy ounces (0.933 kg). The collar is composed of gold knots alternating with enamelled medallions showing a rose encircled by the Garter. During King Henry VII's reign, each garter surrounded two roses&mdash;one red and one white&mdash;but he changed the design such that each garter encircled only one red rose. The George, which is worn suspended from the collar, is a colorfully enameled three-dimensional figure of St George the Martyr on horseback slaying a dragon.

Order of the Garter's Collar and George

An illustration of the Order of the Garder's collar and George. The collar is an accessory worn around…

An illustration of the Order of the Garder's garter. The Garter is worn on ceremonial occasions around the left calf by knights and around the left arm by ladies, and is depicted on several insignia. The Garter is a buckled dark-blue (originally light-blue) velvet strap, and bears the motto in gold letters. The garters of Stranger Knights and Ladies were once set with several jewels.

Order of the Garter's Garter

An illustration of the Order of the Garder's garter. The Garter is worn on ceremonial occasions around…

The Paul Jones Medal above a naval battle.

Paul Jones Medal

The Paul Jones Medal above a naval battle.

"Penn's Seal and Signature. This is a representation of the seal and signature of William Penn attached to the Pennsylvania charter. The names of the subscribing witnesses to the instrument are James Claypoole, Francis Plumsted, Thomas Barker, Philip Ford, Edward Pritchard, Andrew Soule, Christopher Taylor, Charles Lloyd, William Gibson, U. More, George Rudyard, Harbt. Springett."&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Penn's seal and signature

"Penn's Seal and Signature. This is a representation of the seal and signature of William Penn attached…

A medal awarded to soldiers in honor of Oliver Perry.

Perry Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers in honor of Oliver Perry.

The Congressional gold medal given to Capt. Oliver Parry.

The Perry Medal

The Congressional gold medal given to Capt. Oliver Parry.

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Edward Preble.

Preble Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Edward Preble.

The Congressional Gold Medal presented to Edward Preble, and officer in the U.S. Navy.

Medal Presented to Edward Preble

The Congressional Gold Medal presented to Edward Preble, and officer in the U.S. Navy.

The Congressional Gold Medal presented to Edward Preble, and officer in the U.S. Navy.

Medal Presented to Edward Preble (Front)

The Congressional Gold Medal presented to Edward Preble, and officer in the U.S. Navy.

"Pulaski's seal."&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Pulaski's Seal

"Pulaski's seal."—Lossing, 1851

Staffs carried by Roman legions to show who they were and what rank in the army they held.

Roman Standards

Staffs carried by Roman legions to show who they were and what rank in the army they held.

An illustration of a rifle sharpshooter rifle.

Rifle Sharpshooter Medal

An illustration of a rifle sharpshooter rifle.

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Isaac Shelby.

Medal Presented to Isaac Shelby (Back)

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Isaac Shelby.

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Isaac Shelby.

Medal Presented to Isaac Shelby (Front)

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Isaac Shelby.

For his valor and victory at Cowpens, Washington received a silver medal awarded by the Continental Congress executed under the direction of Thomas Jefferson. The unique silver medal was designed by French medallic artists Du Pre and De Vivier.

Silver Medal Awarded to William Washington, Back

For his valor and victory at Cowpens, Washington received a silver medal awarded by the Continental…

For his valor and victory at Cowpens, Washington received a silver medal awarded by the Continental Congress executed under the direction of Thomas Jefferson. The unique silver medal was designed by French medallic artists Du Pre and De Vivier.

Silver Medal Awarded to William Washington, Front

For his valor and victory at Cowpens, Washington received a silver medal awarded by the Continental…

An illustration of army sleeve insignia placement.

Sleeve Insignia Placement

An illustration of army sleeve insignia placement.

"St. Patrick, or Patricius, is the apostle or patron saint of Ireland; said to have been born near the site of Kilpatrick, Scotland. His zeal prompted him to cross the channel for the conversion of the pagan Irish. His arrival in Ireland took place probably between 440-460. His endeavors were crowned with great success, and he established there a number of schools and monasteries. He died at an advanced age."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Badge of the Order of St. Patrick

"St. Patrick, or Patricius, is the apostle or patron saint of Ireland; said to have been born near the…

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Carolus Stewart.

Stewart Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Carolus Stewart.

"Medal awarded to Major Stewart. This represents the medal the size of the original. On the back side is a fortress on an eminence. In the foreground an officer is cheering on his men, who are following him over abatis with charged bayonets, the enemy flying. Troops in single file are ascending to the fort on one side; others are advancing from the shore; ships are in sight. The inscription is, 'Stony Point Oppugnatum XV. Jul. MDCCLXXIX;' 'Stony Point attacked 15th of July, 1779.'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Stewart Medal Back

"Medal awarded to Major Stewart. This represents the medal the size of the original. On the back side…

"Medal awarded to Major Stewart. This represents the medal the size of the original. The device is America personified by an Indian queen, who is presenting a palm branch to Major Stewart. A quiver is at her back; her left hand is resting on the American shield, and at her feet is an alligator crouchant. The legend is, 'Joanni Stewart Cohortis Prefecto, Comitia Americana,' 'The American Congress to Major John Stewart.'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Stewart Medal Front

"Medal awarded to Major Stewart. This represents the medal the size of the original. The device is America…

Medal given to Stewart by the United States Congress.

Stewart's Medal

Medal given to Stewart by the United States Congress.

A medal commemorative of the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812.

Medal Commemorative of the Treaty of Peace (Back)

A medal commemorative of the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812.

A medal commemorative of the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812.

Medal Commemorative of the Treaty of Peace (Front)

A medal commemorative of the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812.

"The Victoria Cross is an English naval and military decoration instituted by royal warrant, Jan. 29, 1856, and bestowed for 'conspicuous bravery or devotion' to the country in the presence of the enemy. It is the most coveted of all British decorations, and is open to all officers and men of the regular, auxiliary, and reserve forces."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Victoria Cross

"The Victoria Cross is an English naval and military decoration instituted by royal warrant, Jan. 29,…

"Established in 1856 for acts of bravery in battle. It is a bronze Maltese cross with the royal crest (lion and crown) in the center and below it a scroll inscribed 'For Valour.'"&mdash;Webster, 1920

The Victoria Cross

"Established in 1856 for acts of bravery in battle. It is a bronze Maltese cross with the royal crest…

Lewis Warrington (3 November 1782 &ndash; 12 October 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

Warrington Medal (back)

Lewis Warrington (3 November 1782 – 12 October 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy…

Lewis Warrington (3 November 1782 &ndash; 12 October 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

Warrington Medal (front)

Lewis Warrington (3 November 1782 – 12 October 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy…

The Washington Medal above Mount Vernon.

Washington Medal

The Washington Medal above Mount Vernon.

"Silver medal awarded to Washington. The following are the device and inscriptions on the back: Quod Parva Militum Manu Strenue Prospectus Hostes. Virtutis Ingenitæ Specionen Dedid In Pregna Ad Cowpens, 17th January, 1781- 'Because, having vigorously pursued the foe with a small band of soldiers, he gave a brilliant specimen of innate valor in the battle at the Cowpens, seventeenth January, 1781.' This inscription is within a laurel wreath."—Lossing, 1851

Washington Medal Back

"Silver medal awarded to Washington. The following are the device and inscriptions on the back: Quod…

"Silver medal awarded to Washington. The following are the device and inscriptions on the front: An officer mounted at the head of a body of cavalry, charging flying troops; Victory is flying over the heads of the Americans, holding a laurel crown in her right hand and a palm branch in her left. Legend: Gulielmo. Washington Legionis Equit. Præfecto Comitia Americana- The American Congress to William Washington commander of a regiment of cavalry."—Lossing, 1851

Washington Medal Front

"Silver medal awarded to Washington. The following are the device and inscriptions on the front: An…

Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. Each medal honors a particular individual, institution, or event. The medal was first awarded in 1776 by the Second Continental Congress to then-General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War.

Washington's Congressional Gold Medal, Back

Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national…

Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. Each medal honors a particular individual, institution, or event. The medal was first awarded in 1776 by the Second Continental Congress to then-General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War.

Washington's Congressional Gold Medal, Front

Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national…

"Gold medal awarded by Congress to General Wayne. This is a representation of the medal, the size of the original. On this side is a fort on the top of a hill; the British flag flying; troops in single file advancing up the hill, and a large number lying at the bottom. Artillery are seen in the foreground, and six vessels in the river. The inscription is, 'Stony Point expugnatum, XV. Jul. MDCCLXXIX.;' 'Stony Point captured, July 15, 1779.'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Wayne Medal Back

"Gold medal awarded by Congress to General Wayne. This is a representation of the medal, the size of…

"Gold medal awarded by Congress to General Wayne. This is a representation of the medal, the size of the original. On this side is a device repesenting an Indian queen crowned, a quiver on her back, and wearing a short apron of feathers. A mantle hangs from her waist behind, the upper end of which appears as if passed through the girdle of her apron, and hangs gracefully by her side. With her right hand she is presenting a wreath to General Wayne; in her left she is holding up a mural crown toward his head. At her feet, on the left, an alligator is lying. The American shield is resting against the animal. Over the figure is the legend 'Antonio Wayne duci exercitas,' and beneath, 'Comitia Americana,' 'The American Congress to General Anthony Wayne.'"&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Wayne Medal Front

"Gold medal awarded by Congress to General Wayne. This is a representation of the medal, the size of…

Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745&ndash;December 15, 1796) was a United States Army general and statesman. Wayne adopted a military career at the outset of the American Revolutionary War, where his military exploits and fiery personality quickly earned him a promotion to the rank of brigadier general and the sobriquet of "Mad Anthony".

General Anthony Wayne's Gold Medal (Back)

Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745–December 15, 1796) was a United States Army general and statesman.…

Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745&ndash;December 15, 1796) was a United States Army general and statesman. Wayne adopted a military career at the outset of the American Revolutionary War, where his military exploits and fiery personality quickly earned him a promotion to the rank of brigadier general and the sobriquet of "Mad Anthony".

General Anthony Wayne's Gold Medal (Front)

Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745–December 15, 1796) was a United States Army general and statesman.…

The military coat of arms for William, Prince of Orange.

Coat of Arms of William, Prince of Orange

The military coat of arms for William, Prince of Orange.

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to General Winfield Scott.

Gold Medal Awarded to Winfield Scott (Back)

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to General Winfield Scott.

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to General Winfield Scott.

Gold Medal Awarded to Winfield Scott (Front)

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to General Winfield Scott.