Cross for Angostura, Cross
Image courtesy of “Condecoraciones mexicanas y su Historia” by Carlos Perez-Maldonado
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The Cross for Angostura (Cruz por Angostura) was instituted in 1847 to reward the Mexican Officer who led the army against an American invading force at the Battle of Buena Vista (Angostura) on February 22, 1847. This Medal was part of the Mexican decorations awarded by the government for the Mexican-America War (1846-1849.)
There are known several versions that differ on their inscriptions.
Obv (suspension bar): ANGOSTURA 22 y 23 DE FEBRERO DE 1817 Obv: AL VALOR Y SUFRIMIENTO DEL EJERCITO DEL NORTE Rev: AL MANDO DEL GENERAL SANTA-ANNA ANGOSTURA 22 Y 23 DE FEBRERO 1847
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