Capt Benjamin F. Baer

Capt Benjamin F. Baer

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Jan 1875 (aged 41)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section: A
Memorial ID 34201860 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. He was commissioned as a Captain on August 12, 1862, and was mustered in as commander of Company F, 122nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted as a Captain on 12 August 1862. He led his troops until he was discharged due to disability on April 13, 1863.

NOTE: Date of Death OR Burial: 1/19/1875, Capt. Co. F. 122 PV.

The following information is from contributor Dennis Brandt:

The son of John & Frances (Rine or Rinestein) Baer, in 1860 he was an attorney living with his family in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

[Updated Military information - 10 Mar 2019]
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Lancaster July 26, 1862, and mustered into federal service there August 11 as captain of Co. F, 122nd Pennsylvania Infantry. Afflicted with "severe rheumatism of the feet and knees," his misery then multiplied when he contracted dysentery. As a result, he performed little active duty after muster-in. Although he received a lengthy furlough home to recover, he did not improve and tendered his resignation on March 27, 1863. He subsequently discharged by by surgeon's certificate per special order to date April 13, 1863.

In 1870, he was living with his brother Christian in Lancaster.
Suffering with ill health for some time, he died during the night.
Christian found him dead in bed.


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  • Created by: Dana Dancy
  • Added: 25 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 34201860
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Benjamin F. Baer (9 Jan 1834–19 Jan 1875), Find a Grave Memorial no. 34201860, citing Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dana Dancy (contributor 46998072) .