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Federal (USV)


Elijah Baker

(1839 - 1917)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer in Indianapolis, he mustered as Corporal, Company G, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the right side of his chest in action at Antietam on 17 September 1863

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He mustered out with his Company in Indianapolis on 1 September 1864.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/04/1839; Brown County, IN


09/29/1917; Flatrock Township, Bartholomew County, IN; burial in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, IN


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 120  [AotW citation 16229]