Baker, Marshall

Photo: portrait in 1890sMarshall BakerCSAflag Age at Enlistment:  18

Length of Service: 1863-1865

State:  Virginia

Rank:  Pvt / Sgt

Unit: 21st VA Cavalry Regiment

Service Record: Enlisted at the age of 18 in Co. C on 10 Aug 1863 and brought his own horse on 15 Aug 1863; On detail for fresh horses on 31 Oct 1864. Absent sick on 31 Dec 1864; He was near Appomattox at the close of the war, but he steadily maintained that he never surrendered. (From his obituary in the Ashe Co. Newspaper);  Rank SGT upon discharge.

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   Zachariah Baker Family Cemetery, Ashe Co. NC; civilian gravestone

Soldier Info:  Born in Creston, Ashe Co., NC in 1845; Died in Creston, Ashe Co., NC in 1936

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