Medal for Callao

BOL039  Medalla por Callao

  • Medal instituted on 23 June 1866 in recognition of the Peruvian forces who defended the city of Callao against to an invading Spanish fleet on 2 May 1866.
  • Battle of Callao - was the battle between a Spanish fleet and the fortified battery emplacements of the Peruvian port city of Callao.