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Col Myron Baker
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1837
Parma
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1864
Georgia, USA

Myron Baker was a resident of Goshen, Indiana when the Civil War began. He enlisted in the 74th Indiana Infantry on August 8th, 1862 as a Captain. On August 20th, 1862 he was promoted to Major. Soon after he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. On August 5th 1864 Lt. Colonel Baker was killed near Atlanta, Georgia. A friend wrote home to Indiana to alert Baker's family of his death. Part of the letter reads, " Our works were well advanced, when Myron passing along the line, stopped at my company and engaged in conversation with me upon the events of the day. We sat down--he by my left side--a couple of rods in the rear of the breastworks, but upon ground considerabley higher than that on which they were constructed, so that they, as the sad event proved, furnishen little protection. Myron was conversing cheerfully and at the moment was expressing his confidence in the unimpaired bravery and determination or our ary, when the fatal musket was fired, the reprot of which I scarcely noticed, owing to the continued firing which had been kept up. Leaving a sentence uncompleted, Myron raised his arms quickly, fell backward, straightened his body, gave one gasp, and without a groan or struggle, his brave and noble spirit had taken its flight. The ball had struck in the center of his forehead, and passed quite through the head, lacerating it badly."
He died at 27 years, 4 months, and 22 days. 
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Morenci
Lenawee County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Jun 07, 2007
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Col Myron Baker
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