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Federal (USV)

Private

Hiram H. Baxter

(1836 - 1925)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, from Tuscola County, he enlisted on 10 August 1861 and mustered as Private, Company E, 7th Michigan Infantry on 22 August.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal, date not given. He was wounded while skirmishing on the Rapidan River in Virginia on 28 November 1863 and reenlisted at Stevensburg, VA in December. He was wounded again, in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. He mustered out on 5 July 1865 in Jeffersonville, IN.

After the War

He married Elizabeth M. Knapp (1843-1929) in 1867 and lived in Cass City, MI for the rest of his life.

References & notes

His Antietam wound information from Nelson,1 citing a casualty list published in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 20 September 1862. His service from the Record of Service.2 Details from his obituary on the front page of the Cass City Chronicle of 16 January 1925 [PDF]. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

11/07/1836; Chatham, Ontario, CANADA

Death

01/12/1925 Cass City, MI; burial in Elkland Cemetery, Cass City, MI

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 126  [AotW citation 16324]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pg. 11  [AotW citation 21108]