John R. BakerHome State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was listed as Private in Company A and 3rd Sergeant, Company E, 15th Virginia Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Probably killed or mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The remainder of the War:
Originally buried "in Rev. J. J. Adams town lot, back of the M. E. Graveyard" in the town of Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1. Further details and corrections from Adam Zimmerli, whose research sources included the 15th VA Infantry Co. A and Co. E Rosters at the Library of Virginia, and the NPS' Soldiers & Sailors Database.
Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
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 4549]
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