Guide to the James H. Baker Papers, 1862-1889

Collection number: MC 133
Size: 1 oversize box (0.50 cu.ft.)

About James Hooker Baker

James H. Baker (March 1838-March 1923), a native of Brookfield, N.H., later resided in Farmington, N.H. He enlisted in the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment on May 16, 1861 and was mustered in on June 4, 1861. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant of Company C in August 1862. In 1863 he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and transferred to Co. F, where he assumed command following the death of Lieutenant George W. Roberts. He was mustered out in June 1864.

Following the war, Baker married Harriet G. Alden, and then moved to Fontanelle, Iowa, where he maintained a farm. He was baptized into the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1878, later becoming a priest (1900) and an elder (1901).

See also A History of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, in the War of the Rebellion by Martin A.Haynes, Lakeport, N.H.: n.p., 1896.

About the James H. Baker Papers

This collection consists primarily of the records and official correspondence of Co. F, 2nd N.H. Regiment. Included are general orders, documents pertaining to company ordnance and equipment, charges against deserters, and general correspondence. There are also two personal letters, as well as four postwar letters related to Baker’s wartime service and to his farming interests in Iowa.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James H. Baker Papers, 1862-1889, MC 133, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased: Charles Apfelbaum, dealer, Watchung, N.J., Nov. 29, 1993 (Accession number: 94.012)

Collection Arrangement

This collection is in an artificial order.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Personal letters, 1863 (2 items)
Box 1, Folder 2Letters to James H. Baker 1873-1889 (6 items)
Box 1, Folder 3Letters and documents, Co. F, 2nd N.H., 1862 (7 items)
Box 1, Folder 4Letters and documents, Co. F, 2nd N.H., January 1863--April 1863 (6 items)
Box 1, Folder 5Letters and documents, Co. F, 2nd N.H., June 1863-July 1863 (9 items)
Box 1, Folder 6Letters and documents, Co. F, 2nd N.H., 1864-1866 (10 items)
Box 1, Folder 7Quartermaster stores received, Co. F, 2nd N.H., Oct. 1863 (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 8Ordnance stores, Co. F, 2nd N.H., December 31, 1863 (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 9Clothing inventory, Frank Bush, Co. H, 2nd N.H., transferred to Co. F, March 11, 1864 (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 10Clothing inventory, Co. F, 2nd N.H., March 1864 (1 item)
Collection
Letter written by Baker

Letter, 1863

Formats

Letters & Postcards
Military Papers