Josiah H. Baker


BirthJan. 3, 1842
DeathFeb. 11, 1933
CemeteryGordon (Gordon)
PostSheridan (Hay Springs)
Unit94th Illinois Infantry, Company K

Corporal Josiah H. Baker

Company K, 94th Illinois Infantry

Baker was born in Dayton (Montgomery County), Ohio on January 3, 1842. He was living in McLean County, Illinois when he enlisted for 3 years on August 8, 1862. The 20-year old farmer was mustered on August 20, 1862 and served 35 months. Baker enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal during his tour of duty. He was mustered out on July 17, 1865 at Galveston, Texas.

The 94th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered in McLean County on August 20, 1862. The unit was part of the Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 10-July 4, 1863). It was involved in the Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

Baker died on February 11, 1933 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Gordon Cemetery in Gordon (Sheridan County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Sheridan County Post (#223) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Gordon.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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