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Richard Baker
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Birth: 1815
Death: Jan. 8, 1881

Richard Baker from Newark NJ served as a private in E company in the 13th NJ Vol infantry and was injured or felled by illness after serving from 1862-1865.
He participated in the battles of Chancelorsville and Dallas Georgia

He was discharged on Surgeons Certificate of disability in 1865



13th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry

Organized at Camp Frelinghuysen, Newark, N. J., and mustered in August 25, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 31, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Army of Georgia, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.-Camp near Fort Richardson, on Arlington Heights, Va., September 2, 1862. Expedition beyond Rockville, Md., September 6-9. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. At Maryland Heights September 23-October 30. Picket duty near Sharpsburg, Md., October 30-December 10. March to Fairfax Station, Va., December 10-16, and duty there till December 26. Picket duty on the Occoquan January 4-20. "Mud March" January 20-24. At Fairfax Station till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.

Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Picket duty at Kelly's Ford July 31-August 15, and at Raccoon Ford to September 24. Movement to Stevenson, Ala., September 24-October 4. Guard Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8, 1864.

Demonstration against Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11.

Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. New Hope Church May 25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5.

Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-21. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November l5-December 10. Sandersville November 26. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Brigade train guard January 17-27. Division train guard to February 10. Occupation of Columbia February 16-17. Occupation of Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Averysboro March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24.

Mustered out near Washington, D. C., June 8, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 71 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 44 Enlisted men by disease. Total 118.

Family links: 
  Harriet Baker (1830 - 1886)
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Westchester County
New York, USA
Created by: Barbara LeClaire
Record added: Aug 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21252795
Richard Baker
Added by: Gene Baumwoll CSW
Richard Baker
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- Barbara LeClaire
 Added: Oct. 19, 2011
This soul's grave is visited and a prayer offered on a sunny Saturday in Fall
- Gene Baumwoll CSW
 Added: Oct. 17, 2011

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