Saturday, October 5, 2013


The Saint Helena medal was instituted by the present Emperor of France, Louis Napoleon III., on the 12th August, 1857, in commemoration of the campaigns from 1792 to 1815, and for the purpose of being conferred on those of the army and navy who were engaged in any, or all, of those campaigns.

The medal (No. 9.) is of bronze, and bears on the obverse the effigy of Napoleon I. ; and on the reverse the legend : "Campagnes de 1792 a 1815 - A ses Compagnons de Gloire sa dernière Pensee, 5 May, 1821". It is worn at the button-hole suspended by a red and green ribbon.

Source : the book of orders of knighthood and decorations of honour of all nations, sir Bernard BURKE, 1858

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