91st PA: George Baker

George Baker

Before the war

He was born in 1838/39. [sources: date: 2 (25 in 1864), 4 (28 in 1864?)]

He was a sailor when he enlisted in the 19th Massachusetts. He was living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. [source: 4]

During the war

He was drafted. He was mustered into service on 27 May 1864. He served in company D of the 19th Massachusetts Infantry. On 4 June 1864, he deserted from the 19th Massachusetts. [source: 4]

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 91st Pennsylvania on 22 March 1865. He was mustered in as a private, at Reading, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company B. [sources: 1, 2, 5, 6]

He was transferred to the 19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, as a deserter, apparently on (or at least by) 2 May 1865. The published record of the 19th Massachusetts does not record his return. When he was transferred, he was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (George Baker)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 27 June 2004 (George Baker)

3 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 May 1865 (Privt Baker)

4 Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, volume 2, page 435. Norwood Mass: Printed at the Norwood Press, 1931. (George Baker)

5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Baker)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Barker)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Pennsylvania veterans' burial records
Ancestry index (accessed 5 Apr 2012)
census records
the Canadian censuses have several George Baker's born in 1833-1843, living in Nova Scotia [Ancestry, accessed 31 July 2012]
the US censuses have too many George Baker's born in 1838-1839 for me to list them

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George Baker in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

George Baker in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 10 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Baker George
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 19" Mass. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 14 March 2014]

Barker George
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Baker George

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Service in the 19th Massachusetts

[source: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, volume 2, page 435. Norwood Mass: Printed at the Norwood Press, 931.]
[19th Mass infantry, company D]

Baker, George.--Priv.--Res. Halifax, N.S.; sailor; 28; draft. and must. May 27, 1864; deserted June 4, 1864.

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