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    Extremely Rare Large 1864-1 McClellan Leather Campaign "Medal"
    Listed by Sullivan as GMcC 1864-1, but no example was available to him to photograph, and we cannot recall ever seeing another example (let alone seeing one offered for sale). 49 mm leather disk carries his portrait, with "The Great American Hesitator" below, and the Latin motto "Themor Ucri Theles Upis" above. This was, of course, actually an anti-McClellan item, poking fun at his tentative leadership of the army in Virginia, which ultimately led Lincoln to sack him. A "key" item and truly a special opportunity for the advanced collector of DeWitt medals. Excellent condition. From the Joe Brown Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2004
    12th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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