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Isaac Baker
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Birth: 1848
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1864
Georgia, USA

Civil War Soldier - Dies at Andersonville

A list of deaths from Andersonville Prison show Isaac Baker, son of Joseph, on its rolls. He enlisted August 10, 1863 at Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY, in Company H, 1st Regiment of the Kentucky Cavalry Volunteers, giving his age as 20*. His term was for three years. Isaac was reported missing in action near Philadelphia, Tennessee on October 20, 1863. The regiment was in action there and then. He must have escaped for he is listed as captured again at Maryville, Tennessee, November 20, 1863. He was first sent to the notorious prison at Belle Island, Richmond, Virginia, December 1, 1863 then transferred to the "death camp", Andersonville Prison, Georgia, February 14, 1864; admitted to the hospital on April 14, died April 15, 1864. The first prisoners to reach the stockade were 600 men from Belle Isle, sent on February 14, 1864, so Isaac must have been among them.

Another son of Joseph and brother of Isaac, Silas, was also listed as a prisoner at Andersonville, but lived to return home.

NOTE: *Issac was actually 16 at time of enlistment and this correspondes with the memories as told by my family.

By C Hileman descendant of the Baker/Barrier lineage. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Baker (1798 - 1892)
  Catharine Barrier Baker (1802 - 1890)
  Berthena Catherine Baker Gilreath (1829 - 1904)*
  Silas Cleveland Baker (1833 - 1920)*
  Isaac Baker (1848 - 1864)
*Calculated relationship
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site
Macon County
Georgia, USA
Plot: , Row: 379
Maintained by: CL Hileman
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Apr 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51150956
Isaac Baker
Added by: CL Hileman
Isaac Baker
Added by: CL Hileman
Isaac Baker
Added by: CL Hileman
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- Vickie Oates Woods
 Added: Aug. 28, 2012
Veteran's Day 2011 - Never forgotten - you died in service to this country - thank you - your loving family!
- CL Hileman
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011
Rest In Peace - my 2nd Great Grand Uncle Issac - you were but a child when you gave up your life for the Union. Uncle John stills tells your story!
- CL Hileman
 Added: May. 19, 2011
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