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Confederate (CSV)


George William Baker

(1839 - 1924)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old factory operative in Graniteville, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 June 1861. He was elected 3rd Lieutenant on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in General Hospital #17 in Richmond, VA through September, then furloughed. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in September and to First Lieutenant on 25 February 1863, but he resigned on 23 April 1863.

After the War

He went to Augusta, GA and worked in a factory there until 1869 when he returned to Graniteville and opened a store.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from his bio sketch in the History.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Isabelle "Abbie" Reardon (1840-1924) and they two sons.


06/28/1839; Edgefield District, SC


06/07/1924; Graniteville, SC; burial in Graniteville Cemetery, Graniteville, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 430  [AotW citation 24419]

2   Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 5, pg. 441  [AotW citation 26251]