91st PA: John Baker

John Baker

Before the war

He was born in 1836/37, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: date: 3 (36 in 1863). place: 3]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [source: 3]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. [source: 3]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service in company H of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 24 September 1863. He was enlisted for three years, at Pottsville, Pennsylvania. His enlistment was credited to the 10th Congressional District. [sources: 1, 3, 4]

He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania. He was a private in company B of the 91st. [sources: 1, 4, 5]

He may have been charged for a lost cartridge box, cross belt, and gun sling, perhaps when the regiment mustered out. [source: 2]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 5]

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) (John Baker)

2 list of men who owed money [?] (John Baker)

3 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 103 (John Baker)

4 History of the Corn Exchange regiment, 118th Pennsylvania volunteers .... By the Survivors' Association 118th (Corn Exchange) Regt., P.V. Philadelphia, PA: J L Smith, 1905. Page 724. (Available on Google Books (accessed 5 April 2012)) (John Baker)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
the FamilySearch index (accessed 2 August 2012) had 6 John Baker's living in Pennsylvania and born 1836-1837
1860 US census
the FamilySearch index (accessed 2 August 2012) had 11 John Baker's living in Pennsylvania and born 1836-1837
1870 US census
the Ancestry index (accessed 3 August 2012) had 13 John Baker's living in Pennsylvania and born 1836-1837
1880 US census
the FamilySearch index (accessed 2 August 2012) had 6 John Baker's living in Pennsylvania and born 1836-1837
1890 US census, veterans schedules
the Ancestry index (accessed 2 August 2012) had 227 John Baker's; none of the John Baker's listed as serving 1863-1865 OR living in Pennsylvania are listed as having served in the 91st or 118th PA
1900 US census
the FamilySearch index (accessed 2 August 2012) had 7 John Baker's living in Pennsylvania and born 1836-1837
1910 US census
the FamilySearch index (accessed 2 August 2012) had 8 John Baker's living in Pennsylvania and born 1836-1837
1920 US census
the FamilySearch index (accessed 2 August 2012) had 0 John Baker's living in Pennsylvania and born 1836-1837, and 4 born 1833-1840
1930 US census
the FamilySearch index (accessed 2 August 2012) had 0 John Baker's living in Pennsylvania and born 1836-1837, and 1 born 1834-1839
Pennsylvania veterans' burial records
Ancestry index (accessed 5 April 2012)
a John Baker was buried in Homewood Cemetery, Dallas Avenue, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with no other identifying information
a John W Baker was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Irwin Township, Venango County, with no other identifying information
several images were missing
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 2 Aug 12)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index had 95 results for John Baker (accessed 2 Aug 12)
the three in Pennsylvania did not serve in the 91st or 118th PA; I did not check the others
pension index, by unit
checked 118th PA company H on Fold3's site 2 August 2012
pension index, by name
checked the Pennsylvania units section of John Baker, on Ancestry's digitization; I did not check the entries with a middle initial (or other sections of the John Baker entries without an initial) (accessed 3 August 2012)
Bates, 118th PA, company H
no John Baker!?
ARIAS
I found the card for his service in the 91st, which mentions his having been transferred from the 118th, but I did not find a card for his service in the 118th

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John Baker in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

John 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 11 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Baker John
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
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