C030690 U.S. SPANISH WAR VETERANS MEDAL.
The U.S. government treated these two conflicts as one. The medal suspended from the ribbon is in the form of a cross with each of the four arms inscribed; "Porto Rico’, "Cuba" , "Philippines" with "U.S.A." to the bottom arm. It is dated to the central ring "1898-1902" to which the Spanish American War began and ended in 1898 while the Philippine American War began in 1899 and ended in 1902. To the top of the ribbon is a blackened brass eagle within a laurel wreath and the shield of victory. To the reverse of the eagle at the top is a serial number and letter designation "B" "18747. The ribbon has 13 stripes and 13 stars. At the bottom of the ribbon is a cavalry saber, an infantry rifle, and a naval anchor all crossed, representing the various branches of the military. The ribbon measures approximately 3cm x 12cm in overall length.
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