Baker, Shadrack

Photo:  Shadrack (abt. 1875) and 26th NC Infantry battle flagshadrack greer baker26 NC Battle flagAge at Enlistment:  16

Length of Service: 1861-1865

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit26th NC Infantry Regiment;   1st NC Cavalry Regiment

Service Record: Enlisted in Co. A of the 26th NC Inf on 17 May 1861; He was transferred to Co. A of the 1st NC Cavalry Regt (Jeff Davis Mountain Rifles) on 31 Jul 1861 possibly due to his young age; served all the way through 1865; was in Pettigrew Hospital No. 13 in Raleigh, NC on 24 Feb 1865; last date shown is March 1865 when clothing was delivered to him at the hospital

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Purlear, Wilkes Co. NC

Soldier Info:  Also known as “Shade”. He was married to Olive Mikeal in 1870. They were the parents of nine children: Laura Etta, David Eli, Thursa Matilda, William Henry, Rhoda Alzora, Selah Jane, James Asa, Granville Maxwell, and Milton Greenwood. He survived the war and worked as a teacher. He also had a farm and acreage. Shadrack died in 1890 at the age of 45. Family stories were passed down speculating that he died from “eating chestnuts”; this may have been appendicitis or food poisoning. (Memorial written by P. L. Price, findagrave.com)

Relationship to Author2nd cousin 6x