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West Virginia Honorably Discharged Medal
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West Virginia Honorably Discharged Medal This mint
condition bronze/copper medal presented by the State of West Virginia was awarded to James H. Smell of Company C, 14th WV Infantry (engraved on the rim of the medal). This medal was minted by A. Demarest of New York City for the State of West Virginia. The front of the medal has the figure of Liberty, scantily draped, to the right, with both arms extended. In the right hand is a laurel wreath which she is about to place upon the head of a soldier, who is stepping forward to be crowned; and in the left hand she is holding a scroll which the soldier is receiving. Behind Liberty is the American eagle and behind the soldier is a box of
growing grains. In addition to the legend, motto, and figure from the state's seal are the dates 1861 and 1865 and the name of J. Sigel, one of the artists responsible for the medal's design.

James H. Smell
Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 8/25/1862 as a Private.
On 8/25/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. WV 14th Infantry
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lb
Item # 20283
 $400.00 USD

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