BAKER, Gilbert

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Linden, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, rosy complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted at Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1861. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. Private. Died while a prisoner of war of wounds received while in action on 21 Jul 1864 near Atlanta, Georgia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-15; red book vol 17, p44)