John B. Baker(1842 - )
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted on 15 April 1861 in the Goldsboro Rifles, which later became Company A, 27th North Carolina Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in action at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was with his Company through the War until captured in operations on the (Weldon?) railroad near Petersburg, VA in March 1865. He was a prisoner at Hart's Island, NY until the end of the War.
After the War:
He lived the rest of his life in Wayne County except for a two year period in Texas.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical information and his presence at Sharpsburg from the Military History1.
|Place of Birth: Wayne County, NC |
1 Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 4, pg. 370 [AotW citation 10093]
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