Centennial Lovett Battle of Harlem Plains

1876 · SH 2-60 BZ · HK-100

Year 1876
Metal Bronze
Weight
Diameter 34 mm
Designed By
Engraved By George Hampden Lovett
Minted By
Rarity R-8
Orientation
Reference SH 2-60 BZ
HK-100

The fourth 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. Fighting took place in what is now Manhattan, New York. The Continentals, who were in an orderly retreat, were infuriated by the British sounding the “gone away” and galvanized to hold their ground. After flanking the British attackers, the Americans slowly pushed the British back and after the British withdrawal, Washington had his troops end the pursuit.

Category

1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition