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Baker, Herbert C.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 17, credited to Guilford, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/30/62, m/i 7/9/62, FFR, Co. K, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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VITALS
Birth: 07/18/1846, Guilford, VT
Death: 01/17/1919

Burial: Baker Cemetery, Guilford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 10912421
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Baker Cemetery, Guilford, VT

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Obituary

Herbert C. Baker died at the Soldiers' Home Wednesday evening, Jan. 17. For three years during the Civil War he was the fifer of Co. K, 9th Vt., and Supt. Hannon, who was a member of that company, says he was an excellent performer on that nearly obsolete instrument. Born in Guilford in April 1847, he was consequently nearly 70 years old. Of good natural intelligence, supplemented by wide reading, he had been employed much of his life since the war in positions which required skill and involved responsibility. Though he had been at the Home but about three months, his gentlemanly manners and uniform courtesy had won for him the esteem of his comrades. Of late, however, have been observed occasional aberrations of mind which finally resulted in the dementia which caused his death his body will be taken to his old Guilford home for burial.

Bennington Banner
Jan. 18, 1917

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

Obituary

The funeral and burial of Herbert Baker, formerly of this town, took place last Friday, the funeral in Greenfield and the burial in the cemetery near David Baker's in Weatherhead Hollow. Mr. Baker died in the Soldiers' Home in Bennington. Previous to going there he lived in Hartford, Conn.

Brattleboro Reformer, January 25, 1917

Courtesy of Gayle Lynde