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What Medal of Honor recipient and Wild West legend had a gun named Lucretia Borgia?

Question #149101. Asked by serpa.
Last updated Jan 23 2023.
Originally posted Jan 23 2023 4:11 AM.

Red_John
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William Cody, aka "Buffalo Bill", was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry while serving as a civilian scout alongside the 3rd Cavalry Regiment in 1872 during an action at Loupe Forke on the Platte River in Nebraska. However, in 1917, his medal wasone of 911 that were revoked following a review of the standards for the award of the Medal of Honor by the United States Congress, which increased the standard required for its receipt, and stopped its award to civilians. A further review of individual cases was undertaken from 1977, which led to Cody, along with four other civilian scouts operating alongside the US Army, having his award reinstated in 1989.

link https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/william-frederick-buffalo-bill-cody

Jan 23 2023, 5:18 AM
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It's not unusual for a man to bestow a beloved moniker on his favorite fishing rod (Bessie), his shiny truck (Ol' Red), his saber saw (Killer)-or his rifle. Even as far back as 1867, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody was no exception. When he acquired his "new buffalo killer," a Springfield .50 caliber trapdoor needle gun, he christened it "Lucretia Borgia."

link https://centerofthewest.org/2014/08/10/lucretia-hunts-buffalo/

Jan 23 2023, 1:31 PM
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