Washington Medal Back

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“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


Benson J. Lossing, The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851)II:641


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2400×2407, 1.1 MiB

Large GIF

1021×1024, 192.2 KiB

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638×640, 98.2 KiB

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319×320, 34.4 KiB