Medal for Bravery at the Battle of Curupaity, Copper Medal
Image courtesy of “Historia de los Premios Militares República de Argentina”
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The Medal for Bravery at the Battle of Curupaity (Medalla al Valor de la Batalla de Curupaity) was established in Argentina to reward to President Bartolomé Mitre and his army, who fought against to Paraguayan forces at the Paraguayan fortress of Curupaity. In spite of the lost of the Argentinian troops, the government of Argentina authorized the Curupaity Medal in recognition of the bravery shown in the frontal attack to Paraguayan army.
The composition of this Medal denotes the rank to the recipient; the gold Medal was awarded to Chiefs, while the silver Medal was awarded to Officers and the Bronze Medal to enlisted men.
The Medal features an obverse inscription that can be translated to "Republic of Argentina in Honor of Courage and Discipline.”
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