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Federal (USV)

Private

Albert D. Baker

(1842 - 1906)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

A 19 year old carpenter in Westfield, he enlisted in Tioga County on 30 May 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company A, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 11 June in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 17 November 1862.

After the War

He studied civil engineering and operated his own foundry and machine shop business.

References & notes

His service from Bucktails 1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave; his obit says he lost his arm at Dranesville, VA in December 1861.

Birth

06/16/1842; Westfield, PA

Death

10/21/1906 Westfield, PA; burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield, PA

Notes

1   Thomson, O. R. Howard, and William H. Rauch, History of the "Bucktails", Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd of the Line), Philadelphia: Electric Printing Co., 1906, pg. 341  [AotW citation 22942]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17>  [AotW citation 22943]