29 July 2007

Medal of Honor: F. D. Baldwin


Captain, Company D, 19th Michigan Infantry
(later First Lieutenant, 5th US Infantry)

Born: 26 June 1842, Manchester, Mich.

Citation: Led his company in a countercharge at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., 12 July 1864, 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.

Citation: Rescued, with 2 companies, 2 white girls by a voluntary attack upon Indians [at McClellans Creek, Texas, 8 November 1874] 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.

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