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Edwin Baruch Winans

Place of Birth: Michigan, Hamburg
Home of record: Hamburg Michigan

Edwin Winans graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1891. He returned to West Point to serve as Superintendent in 1927 - 1928.


Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Brigadier General Edwin Baruch Winans, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Winans showed marked efficiency and excellent judgment while Commanding the 64th Infantry Brigade, 32d Division, in the actions at the second Battle of the Marine, in the attack and capture of Juvigny, and in the operations of Bois-de-la-Morine, Bois-de-Chene Sec, and Bantheville Woods. In these actions, by his tactical ability, he was always maser of the situation and executed his plans with a confidence that was an inspiration to his troops.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: Commanding General

Regiment: 64th Infantry Brigade

Division: 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Mexican Border Wars

Edwin Baruch Winans, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 15 March 1916 to 7 February 1917.

Action Date: March 15, 1916 - February 7, 1917

Service: Army