Centennial Lovett Battle of Lake Champlain

1876 · SH 2-61 S · HK-102

Reference SH 2-61 S
Date 1876
Metal Silver
Diameter 34 mm
Designed By
Engraved By George Hampden Lovett
Minted By
Rarity R-9

The fifth 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. Also known as the Battle of Valcour Bay, it is generally regarded as the first battle fought by the United Sates Navy. Although the outcome of the battle was the destruction of most of the American ships, the overall campaign delayed the British attempt to cut the colonies in half and eventually lead to the British military disaster at Saratoga the following year.


1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition