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Charles Baker

  • Birth 1809 Georgetown, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Death 3 Aug 1891 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Naval Asylum Plot
  • Memorial ID 4882

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War in the Union Navy as a Quarter Gunner on board the "USS Metacomet". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on August 5, 1864 in Mobile Bay, Alabama while serving as a member of the boat's crew which went to the rescue of the Union monitor "USS Tecumseh" when that vessel was struck by a torpedo in passing the enemy forts. His citation reads "Q.G. Baker braved the enemy fire which was said by the admiral to be "one of the most galling" he had everseen, and aided in rescuing from death 10 of the crew of the "Tecumseh", eliciting the admiration of both friend and foe". His Medal was issued on January 15, 1866.

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  • Added: 20 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4882
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Baker (1809–3 Aug 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4882, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .