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Confederate (CSV)


Henry H. Baker

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 4th Company

Before Sharpsburg

He had served in the Pensacola Guards in his native Florida since at least age 16. He was listed as 19 year old clerk in New Orleans when he enlisted as Private in the 4th Company, Washington Artillery at New Orleans on 26 May 1861 - his own unit had failed to organize for war service. He was wounded in action in the calf at Bull Run, VA on 18 July 1861. He was "Absent. Injured by Caisson, June 26th, 1862."

The rest of the War

Present on all Rolls from November 1862 to February 1865. Paroled at Appomattox Court House, 8 April 1865. Prisoner of War Remaining in Richmond, Va., Under Heading, "Amnesty Oath Administered to Paroled Prisoners," May 15th, 1865.

Present in the Following Engagements; Munson Hill, Va., Aug. 28th, 1861; Hall's Hill, Va., Sept., __ ; Lewisinville, Va., Sept. 11th, 1861, and Sept. 25th; Yorktown, Va., April 25th, 1862; Mechanicsville, Va., May, 1862; Rappahannock Sta., Aug. 23rd; Manassas, Va., Aug. 30th, 1862; Sharpsburg, Md., Sept. 16th and 17th, 1862; Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 11th and 12th, 1862; Chancellorsville, Va., May 2nd and 3rd, 1868; Gettysburg, Pa., July 3rd, 1863; Williamsport, Md., July 6th, 1863; Fort Stevens. Va., May 14th, 1864; Drewery's Bluff, May 16th; Clay's Farm, Va., May 19th; Chickahominy, Va., June 7th; Petersburg Lines, Fort Mahone, June 22nd, June 23rd, June 24th, July 30th, Aug. 21st, 1864.

After the War

He wrote a brief memoir of his experiences in A Reminiscent Story of the Civil War (1911). He served in post-war militia units in New Orleans, rising to be Major of the Crescent Rifles by 1881.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Details from Baker's book [online: 1st | 2nd ].


c. 1842 in FL


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 1, pg. 107  [AotW citation 13124]