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Federal (USV)


Harris Baker

(c. 1822 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 78th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
At age 40 years he enlisted 22 January 1862, at Unionville, to serve three years; mustered in as Private, Company C, 78th New York Infantry on 25 January 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam of 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds on 20 September 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service data from the NY Adjutant-General.2

Death Date: 09/20/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3180]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 29 (for the year 1901), pg. 638  [AotW citation 15397]

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