diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Bronze struck medal, with obverse showing uniformed bust of Zachary Taylor facing right with legend: "MAJOR GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR." Reverse bears inscription: "RESOLUTION/OF /CONGRESS/JULY 16th 1846./PALO ALTO/MAY 8th 1846./RESACA de la PALMA/MAY 9th 1846." surrounded by wreath comprised of a serpent biting its tail intertwined with laurel and palm branches.
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