Lee Medal Front

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“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. Præfecto. Comitia Americana- ‘The American Congress to Henry Lee, colonel of cavalry.’"—Lossing, 1851


Benson J. Lossing, The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851)II:829


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