Baker, Herbert C.
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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Birth: 07/18/1846, Guilford, VT
Burial: Baker Cemetery, Guilford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 10912421
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Baker Cemetery, Guilford, VT
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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.
Source: Bennington Banner
Jan. 18, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.
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.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer, January 25, 1917
Courtesy of Gayle Lynde