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).

Silver Medal, Obverse Silver Medal, Reverse
(Other Ranks)
Bronze Medal, Obverse Bronze Medal, Reverse

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Page last updated: 13 November 2008