Lee Medal Back

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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 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.’"—Lossing, 1851


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


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