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Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Catalog Number 0985.06.00004
Date 1863
Description White metal commemorative medal cast with bas relief classical profile of Stonewall Jackson on one side with a raised etter inscription, "LIEUT. GENERAL T. J. JACKSON, STONEWALL, BORN 1821, DIED 1863.", maker's name "CAQUE" below bust; reverse cast with list of battle honors: "KEARNSTOWN, FRONT ROYAL, MIDDLETOWN, WINCHESTER, STRASBURG, HARRISONBURG, PORT REPUBLIC, MECHANICSVILLE, COLD HARBOUR, WHIITE OAK SWAMP, MALVERN HILL, CEDAR MOUNTAIN, MANASSAS" surrounded by a wreath of laurels and corn stalks with intertwined ribbon with additional battle honors: "BULL RUN / SUDLEY / CHANTILLY / HARPERS FERRY / MARTINSBURG / SHEPARDSTOWN / ANTIETAM / FREDERICKSBURG / THE WINDERNESS", stand of arms and shield with "DEO VINDICI"; at base of wreath; leather case with green velvet lining, brass clasp and hinge.
Dimensions Dia-2 inches
Owned William L. Ritter
Owner Regiment 3rd Battery Maryland Artillery
Made Armand Auguste Caque, Paris, France
Provenance The Stonewall Brigade medal was designed and executed in Paris in 1863. Col. C. A. L. Lamar ordered the medals for distribution to survivors of the Stonewall Brigade while in Paris on state business for Georgia. Lamar was killed in battle prior to the medals' arrival to the C.S.A. The medals were run through the blockade at Wilmington, North Carolina and consigned to Mr. Antoine Poullain of Augusta, Georgia. They were stored in a cotton warehouse there until the Union troops entered the city. A few years later, Mr. Poullain shipped the remaining medals to Col. Lamar's widow in Savannah, where they were stored for thirty years. Mrs. C. A. L. Lamar discovered the medals and presented them to the Charter Chapter, UDC, Georgia Division to be disposed of for their benefit.
People Lamar, C. A. L.
Ritter, William L.
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall)
Subjects Blockade running
Blockades