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Baker, Francis Ransom, 1842-1918



  • Existence: 1842 - 1918

Francis Ransom Baker was born on October 10, 1842, north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, son of Henry Baker and Sarah Baxter Baker. Because of Mrs. Baker's poor health the family moved back to Ohio where Henry and Sarah had lived for several years after their marriage. On November 19, 1861, Francis enlisted for a term of three years in the 78th Ohio Infantry. Two of his brothers, Farnandis and James A., enlisted in the same regiment. The material in the Baker Papers concerning Francis consists of two typed copies of Francis' journal describing his war experiences from his enlistment to his discharge on January 12, 1865, at Beaufort, South Carolina, and his return home. Francis was at the siege of Vicksburg and also saw some heavy fighting in Georgia with Sherman. No indication is given of the location of the manuscript journal.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charles Reeder Baker (1880-1970) Family Papers

Identifier: 55/3
Abstract The Charles R. Baker Family Papers are in three major sections (Charles R., Frank M., and Francis R.) and are housed in one box containing six folders. The papers of Charles R. occupy four folders: Biographical - includes a brief autobiography, a list of published and unpublished papers, a list of residences, and several clippings and biographical forms. American Association of Orthodontists (1965-1969) - contains correspondence between Baker and other officers and members...