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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Vardrey E. Baker

(1843 - 1891)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 19, from Lincoln County, he mustered as Private, Company D, First North Carolina Infantry on 18 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863, promoted to Corporal on 31 October 1863, and captured 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA. He was held at Elmira, NY until released 19 June 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance to the United States.

References & notes

Basic information from Nixon,1 who has him as E. Vardra Baker. Service and other details from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

02/16/1843; Lincoln County, NC

Death

01/17/1891 in MS; burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Pope, MS

Notes

1   Nixon, Alfred, and WJ Hoke Camp, UCV, Roster of Confederate Soldiers ... Lincoln County, North Carolina, Lincolnton (NC): Journal Print, 1905, pg. 6  [AotW citation 12257]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 19081]