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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Henry C. Baker

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 18, from Moore County, he mustered as Private, Company H, 30th North Carolina Infantry on 26 April 1862 in Moore County.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot which destroyed most of his lower jaw in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap on South Mountain.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, but died there on 17 December 1862 of "exhaustion and inanition" (exhaustion caused by lack of nourishment). He was originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery [Mt. Olivet?] at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 and the MSHWR.4 He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may still be there. His jawbone is in the collection of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, MD.

Birth

c. 1844; Moore County

Death

12/17/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4547]

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 19362]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #1.164  [AotW citation 19363]

4   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Vol. 2, Part 1, pg. 356  [AotW citation 19364]