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Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Catalog Number 0985.10.00131
Description Gold medal; obverse South Carolina seal of palmetto tree with shields in the branches and tied bundles of arrows at base, foliate edged path and hills in background, "ANIMIS OPIBUSQUE PARATI" along rim; reverse reads "Awarded by a concurrent resolution of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina to Brigadier General Nathan George Evans for conspicuous gallantry at Leesburg, Va 1861."; purple velvet case with a brass hasp catch; interior lid stamped in gold "James Allan & Co / Charleston, S.C.".
Dimensions W-3.5 L-3 inches
Owned Nathan George Evans
Owner Regiment 4th South Carolina Infantry, "Tramp Brigade"
Made James Allan and Company
Event Battle of Ball's Bluff / Leesburg
Provenance The medal for gallantry at Leesburg, Virginia in 1861 was awarded to Brigadier General Nathan George Evans by the State of South Carolina. He was Colonel of the 4th South Carolina Infantry. His unit's victory at Ball's Bluff in October 1861 earned him a promotion to Brigadier General.
People Evans, Nathan George
Subjects Medals