Civil War Campaign Medal – Marine Corps Medal and Ribbon

Civil War Campaign Medal – Marine Corps Ribbon
Civil War Campaign Medal – Marine Corps Medal
Civil War Campaign Medal – Marine Corps Ribbon


Civil War Campaign Medal – Marine Corps Medal

History - Established 1905

Established on January 11, 1905, the Civil War Campaign medal honors United States military members who carried out service in the Civil War between April 15, 1861 and April 9, 1865 with either the Union or Confederate forces. It is considered the United States’ first campaign medal, though it was issued only as a badge until 1956, when Congress approved the medal.

Details

The medal is bronze and features the face of Abraham Lincoln in profile and an inscription reading “WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE - WITH CHARITY FOR ALL.” The reverse features the image of seacraft on water and an inscription reading “THE CIVIL WAR - 1861-1865.” The ribbon is blue on the right and gray on the left.

The award may be issued with the Silver Citation Star to indicate gallantry.

Silver Star





Civil War Campaign Medal – Marine Corps Ribbon

Civil War Campaign Medal – Marine Corps Medal

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