This collections consists of a letter and biography of Colonel Frank D. Baldwin, one of only 19 servicemen to receive the Medal of Honor twice. The letter describes his role in the recent Battle of Bayan, wherein he led American troops against rebellious Moro forces in the Philippines. With the original letter are copies of official cables following the battle, including one from President Theodore Roosevelt. Extensive background material on the battle, biographical information on Baldwin, a transcript of the letter, and scans from Baldwin's memoirs are also included.
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Frank D. Baldwin Letter and Biography, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/423 Accessed October 27, 2020.