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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 Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam of 17 September 1862.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service data from the NY Adjutant-General.2


c. 1822


09/20/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in 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]