Baker, John

Photo:  23rd NC Infantry battle flag

23rd FlagAge at Enlistment21

Length of Service: 1862-1863

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit23rd NC Infantry Regiment

Service Record:  Military record filed mistakenly under “Jehu Baker”; Conscripted into Co. K on 20 Aug 1862; he was “severely wounded” at Wilderness or Chancellorsville on 2/3 May 1863; remarks indicate he was sent by surgeon to hospital on 3 May 1863; arrived Chimbrazo Hosp Richmond on 20 May 1863 and RTD on 16 Jun 1863; captured at Gettysburg on 3 Jul 1863; died on 10 Oct 1863 at Ft. Delaware union prison

Battles of the 23d NC Infantry

Survived WarNo

Cemetery / Burial:  Marked as “Jehu Baker”. Finns Point National Cemetery, Pennsville, Salem County, NJ, Section CM, Site 82 finns point

(Address: R.F.D. No. 3, Box 542 Fort Mott Road Salem, NJ 08079) 215-504-5610

Soldier Info:  Born in Wilkes Co., NC in 1841; Died in 1863 at Ft. Delaware union prison

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