While the cancel culture - WOKE crowd, who run the San Francisco school system, advocate removing Abraham Lincoln’s name from one of their buildings, 19th century Americans appreciated what Abraham Lincoln did. The fools in San Francisco will probably replace Lincoln’s name with that of some rock musician who killed himself with drugs. That’s the kind of people the supervisors in San Francisco think young Americans should admire.
This medal was issued by John Adams Bolen, who was a token die maker from Springfield, Massachusetts during the Civil War. His message on the reverse puts events of that time in perspective while the Black Lives Matter bigots spend their time rioting and tearing down statues.
The people who lived though this period were “wide awake” not “woke” like the sleepy headed “progressives” are today, who actively advocate ignoring history. There was a political group, “The wide wakes” who worked to get Lincoln elected in 1860. Their symbol is on the reverse of this rare Lincoln campaign medalet.