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Frank Dwight Baldwin

U.S. Army
Medal Of Honor, Civil War

Second Medal of Honor, Indian Wars

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Leading his company of the Nineteenth Michigan Infantry in a counter charge at Peach Tree Creek Georgia, Captain Frank Baldwin entered the Confederate lines ahead of his own men where, single-handed, he took two commissioned officers prisoner. After disarming his prisoners, he returned with them to his own lines, bring back with him the captured guidon of the Georgia regiment as well.


This was the first of TWO Medal of Honor actions by Frank Baldwin, netting him the distinction of being one of the 19 double recipients of the award. His second Medal of Honor action occurred ten years later during the Indian Campaigns, when his valor and leadership lead to the dramatic rescue of two girls. During World War I Frank Baldwin served as the Colorado Adjutant General in command of the National Guard.

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