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Joseph D. Baker letter

Label
Joseph D. Baker letter, 1862 Jul. 9
Title
Joseph D. Baker letter
Inclusive dates
1862 Jul. 9
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 9 July 1862, from Joseph D. Baker (1839-1864), Company F, 57th Pennsylvania Infantry, in camp near Harrison's Landing, Charles City County, Virginia, to his brother James Baker (b. ca. 1846), Mercer County, Pennsylvania, commenting on the Seven Days' Battles and the shift of the Army of the Potomac to Harrison's Landing at the end of the Peninsular Campaign. Baker comments on the regiment's casualties and captured. He asks his brother to get John Albin to write him and tells his brother that he should not enlist, but stay home. Baker comments on the commanders of the regiment
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Biographical or historical data
Joseph D. Baker was born in 1839 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, to John Baker (1804-1859) and Susan Walker Baker (1804-1887). Before the Civil War, Joseph Baker worked as a music teacher. When the war began, Baker enlisted in Company F, 57th Pennsylvania Infantry, on 23 September 1861. Captured by Confederate forces at the battle of Gettysburg on 2 July 1863, Baker died at Andersonville Prison in Georgia on 12 May 1864. He is buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville, Georgia.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Joseph D. Baker letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001701977
Type of unit
p.

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