One hundred fifty years ago, America faced its greatest challenge. Four years of bloody Civil War exacted a terrible toll as it tested the nation's ideals. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians lost their lives in a struggle that destroyed the institution of slavery and restored the United States into one nation. A century and a half later, battlefields echo with the stories of young men caught up in the most costly conflict in our history.
This logo commemorates the Battle of Fredericksburg which took place December 11-13, 1862. Coin measures approximately 1 3/4 inches in diameter.