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Comitia Americana Silver Medal

Description

Comitia Americana silver medal presented on March 9, 1781 to John Eager Howard (1752-1827) by the 2nd Continental Congress in recognition for his bravery and leadership at the victory at the Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina, January 17, 1781. Image on medal shows a man in military uniform on horseback holding a sword in his raised hand, immediately behind a figure running and holding a large flag while looking backwards. An angel holding a feather and a laurel is placed between the two figures.

Date

1781

Materials

Silver

Dimensions

1.75 D inches

Resource ID

11233

Notes

Inscription on back reads: "QUOD/ IN NUTANTEM HOSTIUM ACIEM/ SUBITO IRRUENS/ PRÆCLARUM BELLICÆ VIRTUTIS/ SPECIMEN DEDIT/ IN PUGNA AD COWPENS/ XVII JAN MDCCLXXXI"

Credit Line

Bequest of Julia McHenry Howard

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.