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Object Name Medal, Military Society
Other Name Society of the Army of Santiago
Object Number 1934.77.3
Collection Webb Cook Hayes
Description brass Maltese cross finished in green enamel; circular center has embossed illustration of a 5-bastion fort with a view of a hill top fortress and palm trees in the foreground - set within the fort outline; white circular border marked "Society of the Army of Santiago 1898"; back marked "Santiago Campaign June 14 July 17."; cross topped by a spread-winged eagle; red and yellow vertical striped ribbon attached to loop at eagle's back; silver button sewn to back of ribbon.
Date 1898
Year Range from 1898
Dimensions W-0.63 L-1.693 inches
Material metal; enamel; riibbon
Event Spanish-American War
Provenance miniature medal worn on evening clothes both civilian and military on the appropriate occasion. This medal attests to Webb C. Hayes' service in the Cuban Campaign during the Spanish-American War, 1898.
Search Terms Cuban campaign
Spanish-American War
Society of the Army of Santiago
1st Ohio Cavalry
Miniature Medal