Cross for Mier, General Ampudia Cross
Image courtesy of “Condecoraciones mexicanas y su Historia” by Carlos Perez-Maldonado
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The Cross for Mier (Cruz por Mier) was authorized by the government of Mexico in 1842, in recognition of the military personnel who fought against Texan militia at the port-town of Mier in 1842.
There were authorized two different crosses; the Cross was awarded to all the military personnel who participated at the battles; while, the General Ampudia Cross was awarded to those Generals who fought under command of General Ampudia.
The General Ampudia Cross features an obverse inscription that translate to "Distinguished Valor Expertise."
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