|Death: ||Nov. 18, 1891|
Lt. Moses Baldwin's body was never found leaving three possibilities of his disappearance:
1. He lost his life as explained below by noted Civil War Historian Randy Fletcher, or
2. He committed suicide as "supposed" in the newspaper article uploaded by Rebecca Boardman, or
3. He intentionally left his hat on the bridge and left town as a result of his actions from his head injury in the military.
Union Civil War veteran and member of Eugene GAR Post 7. Mr. Baldwin was lost in the Willamette River during a severe winter storm in 1891. Although the members of his GAR post launched a massive search and rescue effort, his body was never recovered. He was survived by his wife Susan and nine children.
Baldwin served in Company A of the 1st Independent Battery, Kansas Light Artillery. Military records describe him at 5' 10" in height, with dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. His battery fought several engagements against Confederate forces in Arkansas in 1862 - 1863.
In 2007 the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War placed a monument to Lt. Baldwin in the GAR plot. His memorial stands with those of the men who searched for him.
Moses Baldwin (1799 - 1882)
Jane Baldwin (1800 - 1866)
Susan Ann Pearson Baldwin (1842 - 1911)
Ida May Baldwin (1879 - 1940)*
Eugene Pioneer Cemetery
Maintained by: Steve Baldwin
Originally Created by: Randy Fletcher
Record added: Feb 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18050824