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Federal (USV)


Harry S. Baker

(c. 1833 - 1864)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, he enlisted and mustered as a Private in Company H, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was wounded - "bruised generally" - in action at Antietam on 17 September 1863

The rest of the War

He was treated at Camp Curtin, PA and returned to duty. He was mortally wounded at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and died of of those wounds on 12 May 1864.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Bates2 and the Register3.


c. 1833




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 16230]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 24081]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 24082]