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Frank Dwight Baldwin
Birth: Jun. 26, 1842
Manchester
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1923
Denver
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA

Double Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. One of only 19 United States servicemen to be awarded the Medal of Honor twice, and one of only 14 to be awarded the United States' highest military honor for two separate actions. He served in the Civil War as Captain and commander of Company D, 19th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded his first CMOH for his bravery in the Battle of Peach Tree Creek, Georgia on July 12, 1864. His citation for that Medal reads "Led his company in a countercharge at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., under a galling fire ahead of his own men, and singly entered the enemy's line, capturing and bringing back 2 commissioned officers, fully armed, besides a guidon of a Georgia regiment". His second award was for his bravery at McClellans Creek, Texas on November 8, 1874 during the Indian Wars while serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the 5th United States Regular Infantry. His second citation reads "Rescued, with 2 companies, 2 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". Both Medals were awarded on December 3, 1891. He served through the Civil War, fighting in all his regiment's battles from 1862 to 1865. Upon the post-War re-organization of the Army, he was commissioned into the 19th United States Regular Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant. He eventually was assigned to the 5th US Infantry, with whom he fought in the various frontier conflicts with the Indians. His actions in an attack on an Indian village on the Red River in Montana on December 18, 1876 earned his a brevet of Captain, US Regular Army (awarded on February 27, 1890). He led troops during the Spanish-American War and during the Philippines Insurrection, where he skillfully defeated a Philippine force at the May 2, 1902 Battle of Bylan. He was promoted to Brigadier General, US Regular Army on June 9, 1902. In 1906 he was advanced to Major General, and he retired from active duty. Along with General Baldwin, three other Double CMOH recipients are interred in Arlington National Cemetery (Navy Man John McCoy, Marine Sergeant Louis Cukela and Marine Corporal John Henry Pruitt).
 (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Alice Blackwood Baldwin (1843 - 1930)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 1894, Map Grid T/16
 
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Record added: Apr 05, 2000
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