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  • Description of the Civil War Campaign Medal including award criteria and image for referencing.



    Details of the Civil War Campaign Medal service medal of the United States military.





    Picture of the Civil War Campaign Medal medal

    Picture of the Civil War Campaign Medal ribbon


    Date Authorized: 1906

    Ribbon Colors:


    Description (Ribbon):

    Blue left and gray right bands.


    Description (Medal):

    Rounded bronze medal suspended from ribbon by a loop ring; at center is a skewed profile of the head of President Abraham Lincoln down to the shoulders; bordering the enter edge of the medal is the text "With Malice Toward None and Charity for All"; REVERSE: At center is the text "The Civil War" printed on two lines; a line separated this and the date span text of "1861 - 1865"; The left side of the medal facing is bordered by an oak branch and the right is bordered by an olive branch; a ribbon knot joins the two branches at their bases.


    Award Criteria:

    For service between April 15th, 1861 and April 9th, 1865. Additionally extended to those having served across Texas between April 15th, 1861 and August 20th, 1866.