Overall: 7 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 18.4 x 6.4 cm )
White silk campaign ribbon printed with engraved photograph of John C. Breckinridge; fascimile signature below.
Elected Vice President of the United States in 1856 on the Democratic ticket with James Buchanan as President; unsuccessful candidate for President in 1860; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1861, until expelled by resolution of December 4, 1861, for support of the rebellion; entered the Confederate Army during the Civil War as brigadier general and soon became a major general; Secretary of War in the Cabinet of the Confederate States from January until April 1865.
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