Date Authorized: 1906
Blue left and gray right bands.
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.
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.