Centennial Lovett Battle of Fort Washington

1876 · SH 2-63 S · HK-108

Year 1876
Metal Silver
Weight
Diameter 34 mm
Designed By
Engraved By George Hampden Lovett
Minted By
Rarity R-9
Orientation
Reference SH 2-63 S
HK-108

The seventh in a series of eight medals with a large bust of Washington, engraved and issued by George Hampden Lovett to commemorate the Revolutionary Battles of 1776. After defeating the Continental Army under the command of their Commander-in-Chief, George Washington, at the battle of White Plains, British General William Howe looked to capture the last American stronghold, Fort Washington, on Manhattan. The Battle of Fort Washington was a decisive British victory and the entire garrison of 3,000 men were forced to surrender.

Category

1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition