Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 3.504" H x x 0.275" D
Gold medal pressed with bust facing left under banner marked “Major General Winfield Scott." Fifteen raised stars on either side, and “Resolution of Congress/ March 9./ 1848”
Congressional Gold medal presented to Winfield Scott for his service as the Army Commander in Chief during the Mexican War of 1847.
Winfield Scott exerted great influence on the United States Army during its first 100 years of existence. Nicknamed "Old Fuss and Feathers" for his attention to detail and a penchant for gaudy uniforms, Winfield Scott fought in the War of 1812, the Blackhawk War, the Seminole Wars, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War. He also oversaw the removal of the Cherokee from the state of Georgia.