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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Andrew Jackson Baker

(1842 - 1912)

Home State: Mississippi

Education: University of Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

After a year as a law student at the University (class of 1864), he enlisted in Company A - the University Grays - of the 11th Mississippi Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action and probably captured at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

By then probably a Sergeant, he was wounded in action at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863, and imprisoned to the end of the War.

After the War

He was a lawyer in Oxford, MS, and a member of the Mississippi state legislature in 1876-77 and 1884. He then moved to San Angelo, Texas. He was in that state legislature from 1891-92, and afterward had a hardware store and was Commissioner of the land office 1895-99. He was then in banking.

References & notes

His presence at Sharpsburg from Carman1. Life details from a biographical sketch in a catalog of the University of Missisppi [from Google Books] and from one in the Handbook2. He may be among the members of the 22nd Legislature in a composite photograph in the Texas Capitol

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Birth

09/04/1842; near Granada, MS

Death

06/21/1912 Los Angeles, CA; burial in Fairmount Cemetery, San Angelo, TX

Notes

1   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 2, pg. 37, note 43  [AotW citation 10684]

2   Ellis, L. Tuffly, and James W. Pohl, and Ron Tyler, Editors in Chief, The Handbook of Texas, Published 1999, <http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/index.html>, Source page: /handbook/online/articles/fba20  [AotW citation 10697]