Army Officer’s Sword on Display at Kansas Fort

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A sword presented more than 150 years ago to an Army officer who became one of only 19 men to have received two Medals of Honor has a new home in Kansas.

Frank Dwight Baldwin served in the Civil War and later fought American Indians in outposts that included Fort Larned, Kan. The sword he was presented by the Michigan Horse Guards in September 1861 now will be on permanent display at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

The Wichita Eagle reports the sword was presented by the fort’s Old Guard, a volunteer and support group whose members bought it from an anonymous seller on eBay for $6,000.

Baldwin was stationed at Fort Larned from May 1 through June 5, 1872, and again from Oct. 29, 1872, to May 1873.

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