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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

John R. Baker

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was listed as Private in Company A and 3rd Sergeant, Company E, 15th Virginia Infantry.

On the Campaign

Probably killed or mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest 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 & 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

Date not known Sharpsburg, 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 4549]