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Baker, Charles S.


Age: 18, credited to Enosburgh, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 12/19/63, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. B, 1st VT CAV, tr to Co. E 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65

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Birth: abt 1845, Enosburgh, VT
Death: 04/02/1929

Burial: Rose City Cemetery, Portland, OR
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kenyon Luce
Findagrave Memorial #: 62967173


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/7/1892, ME
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: SD
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Rose City Cemetery, Portland, OR

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Charles S. Baker

Oakland Tribune

Wednesday - 3 Apr 1929

G.A.R. Leader Dies

Portland, Ore., April 3 (AP) - Charles S. Baker, 84, assistant adjutant-general of Oregon, Grand Army of the Republic, and commander of the G.A.R. post here, died last night at the veteran's hospital. He was born at Enosburg, Vt. He joined the first Vermont cavalry when he was 16. Since 1905, he has resided here.

Contributed by Erik Hinckley.

Charles S. Baker


April 3, 1929


Veteran of Civil War, 84, Enlisted in Vermont

Funeral Services Will Be Held Friday Afternoon at Chapel in Portland.

Charles S. Baker, 84, assistant adjutant-general of the department of Oregon, G.A.R., and commander of Sumner post, Portland, for six years, died Monday at the Veterans' hospital. At the outbreak of the civil war he, then only 16 years of age, enlisted in the 1st Vermont cavalry and was under fire at the battles of Cedar Creek, Winchester and a number of other minor engagements.

He was born in Enosburg, Vt., February 28, 1845, and spent his early years in northern Vermont. At the close of the civil war he went to Missouri, where he engaged in the lumber business. In 1905 he came to Portland and had lived here since.

Mr. Baker was elected commander of Sumner post in 1920 and served in that office for three years. For two years he served as quartermaster of the post, and from 1925 until the time of his death he again was post commander. During the past four years Commander Baker also served as assistant adjutant-general for the Oregon Grand Army department.

He was married May 6, 1927, to Ethel T. McAyeal of Portland, who survives him. He is also survived by four children by a previous marriage, W. H. Baker, Trenton, Mo.; Arthur Baker, Breckenridge, Mo.; C. Wilbur Baker, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. C. C. Conner, St. Joseph, Mo., and by four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the chapel of Edward Holman & Sons Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.