Medal for Uruguay, Gold Medal
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The Medal for Uruguay (Medalha de Campanha do Uruguai) was instituted by Imperial Decree in 1852 to reward the Brazilian troops who distinguished themselves during the expedition campaigns to the southern of the country. The expeditionary troops where around 3500 men who fought against Argentine troops for the control of Uruguay during the Second Cisplatine War.
The Medal was authorized with three grades based on the rank of recipient. The Gold Medal was awarded to Generals, the Silver Medal was conferred upon Officer, while the Zinc Medal was for enlisted men.
There are two version that differ on their inscription.
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