Friday, August 02, 2013

Colonel John Harrison Baker, 13th., Georgia Infantry.

John Harrison Baker.

Birth: August 7, 1824.
Death: April 7, 1905.
Burial: East view Cemetery, Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia.

The following is from the 61st., Georgia, Infantry Regimental History.

Lieut. -Col. J. H. Baker was then promoted to the office of colonel. He received eight wounds during the war, four of which were severe. He served through the war with credit to himself and his country. He commanded the brigade several months until near the time of the surrender, and would have been promoted to brigadier General if the war had continued.

John H. Baker, of the Thirteenth Georgia Regiment, was assigned the command of Evans' Brigade, and commanded it till near the close of the war. .

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