|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1864|
Near Atlanta, Georgia, August 20, 1864 in the 19th year of his age, Fisher Baldridge, of Cherry Fork, Ohio. Member of Company "E", 70th Regiment, O.V.I. He was wounded on the 17th of August by a shell which passed through the upper part of his thigh. He survived until the 20th enduring most of the time, excruciating pain which made his mind wander. Your Baldridge has served almost three years in the army. He was connected with the 70th Regiment from te time of its organization until his death. He was in the Battle of Shiloh, and in the fighting around Vicksburg and Jackson, and the skirmish at Mission Ridge. He was also in the advance from Chattanooga. He was, therefore, fully tried and proven to be a good soldier. - West Union Scion - September 16, 1864 printed in Thompson's Historical Collections of Adams County Ohio, Vol II pg. 187.
From his service record: Jacob enlisted as a Corporal on January 11, 1861 at age 16.
I am not entirely certain that he is buried at Marietta but it seems likely that he was moved there after the war and is buried in an unmarked grave.
More information on his final resting place would be appreciated.
His father I believe, was James Wilson Baldridge and his mother was Margaret McVey. His sister, Martha Ann Baldridge (1848 - 1920) was married to John Holmes McGovney.
If he is your relative, I will be happy to transfer this memorial to you.
Marietta National Cemetery
Created by: Gail Fishman
Record added: Aug 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96321170