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Wiley Baker
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According to his Widow's pension file and the U.S. Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, Lieut. Baker died at Pulaski, Tenn., Sept 27, 1864. Many men who died there were removed to Stones River National Cemetery. The man in this grave died near Dallas, Ga., probably in May, 1864, and was originally buried as an Unknown in grave D-218. So this is probably not Lieut Wiley Baker, Co M 8th Indiana Cavalry.

Joined as Corpl Co K 39th Regt, Aug. 29, 1861. Resident of Jackson County. Promoted 1st Lieut Co M 8th Indiana Cavalry. Resident of Austin. Commissioned Jan. 5, 1864. Mustered Feb. 26, 1864. Killed in action [near Dallas, Ga]. The Eight Cavalry was originally organized as the 39th Indiana Infantry. Companies L and M were organized in September, 1863, and on joining the command in the field, the regiment was, on Oct. 15, 1863, reorganized as the Eighth Indiana Cavalry. -Indiana AG Vol. 2.

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