Uruguay: Yatay Medal
Medalla de Yatay
Ribbon: White with 4 pale blue stripes.
Instituted: 30 September 1865.
Awarded: To the Uruguayan forces who fought in the battle of Yatay. At Yatay on 17 August 1865, Alliance forces led by the Uruguayan president, General Venancio Flores Barrios (1808-1868), and including 2400 Uruguayans, attacked a Paraguayan force under Major Pedro Duarte, inflicting a severe defeat.
Grades: 2 (Silver and Bronze).
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