ORIGINAL TYPE-3 UNITED STATES NAVY & MARINE CORPS SAMPSON MEDAL, U. NEW YORK, SAN JUAN P. RE-RIBBON DRAPE TESTED UV NEGATIVE AS SHOWN. The Sampson Medal was established by Act of Congress (Joint Resolution Number 18, 56th Congress) on March 3, 1901.The Sampson Medal commemorates a series of naval engagements in the waters of the West Indies during the Spanish-American War. It was awarded to Navy and Marine Corps personnel by the Secretary of the Navy for military service of unusual merit in the waters of the West Indies and on the shores of Cuba between April 27 and August 14, 1898. The Sampson Medal took precedence after the Dewey Medal and before the Peary Polar Expedition Medal (1908). Each recipient was authorized a Sampson Medal based on his participation in a specific engagement; if a person participated in additional engagements he was authorized separate engagement bars for those actions. These bars have the name of the engagement in raised letters on the front and the dates stamped into the reverse. The obverse of the Sampson Medal was designed by Charles E. Barber and the reverse was designed by George T. The first recipient of the Sampson Medal was Admiral William T. In the center of a bronze medallion one and a half inches in diameter, the profile of Admiral William T.
Sampson, is shown facing to the left. In front of the admiral's face is the inscription WILLIAM T. SAMPSON, and in the corresponding position behind his bust, COMMANDER IN CHIEF.
Following the contour of the upper half of the medal are the words, U. NAVAL CAMPAIGN WEST INDIES 1898. Admiral Sampson was selected for the obverse of this medal because he was in command of the operations commemorated.
Beneath the three men there is a tablet with the place and date of the engagement for which the basic medal was issued. Behind and to the side of the tablet are crowns of laurel. The three men are a sailor, a marine, and an officer each performing his respective combat role and collectively symbolic of all the men who participated in the engagements commemorated by the medal. The ribbon to the Sampson Medal consists of a field of red bisected by a stripe of blue. The blue represents the Navy and the red represents the Marine Corps.
Please let me know if there's anything else I can do for you! NEW YORK NAVY USMC SAMPSON MEDAL SAN JUAN P. JUNE 22 US MINT PHASE-3" is in sale since Tuesday, January 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Spanish-Amer War (1898-1902)\Original Period Items". The seller is "medal_mulisha_store" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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