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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Frank D. Baldwin

Details
  • Rank: First Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    5th U.S. Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 8, 1874
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: McClellans Creek, Texas, USA
Citation

Second Award: Rescued, with two companies, two white girls by a voluntary attack upon Indians whose superior numbers and strong position would have warranted delay for reinforcements, but which delay would have permitted the Indians to escape and kill their captives.

Medal of Honor Recipient Frank D. Baldwin
Medal of Honor Recipient Frank D. Baldwin
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Constantine, St. Joseph County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 17, 1894
  • Born: June 26, 1842, Manchester, Washtenaw County, MI, United States
  • Died: April 22, 1923
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (3-1894), Arlington, VA, United States
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