General Medal for the Paraguayan Campaign

BRA017  Medalha Geral da Campanha do Paraguai

  • Medal instituted by Decree 4560 of 6 August 1870.
  • Medal awarded to members of the Brazilian Armed Forces, National Guard, Volunteers, Police and civilians supporting the Paraguayan war effort.
  • Medal awarded in three classes: gold, silver and bronze.
  • Medal may have additional clasps on the ribbon to denote the number of years of service.
  • Paraguayan War - was a South American war fought from 1864 to 1870.

Empire of Brazil