Medal for the Campaign in Rio Negro and Patagonia

ARG039  Medalla por la CampaƱa del Rio Negro y Patagonia

  • Medal instituted on 27 October 1881.
  • Medal awarded to the troops under General Roca, who participated in the campaign against the Patagonian Indians of the southwest, in what is now the province of Rio Negro, and which resulted in the final occupation of the territory in May 1881.
  • Medal awarded in III classes: gold, silver and bronze.
  • Conquest of the Desert - was a military campaign directed by General Julio Argentino Roca.