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Lyman M. Baker Civil War Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0693-sc
An account of war experiences by a soldier in the Civil War. The beginning of the account was handwritten by his daughter, while that of his capture and prison experiences was in his own handwriting. Included are a photographic copy of the original handwritten account, a transcription by Gregory Baker done in 1975, a photograph of Lyman Baker taken in 1910, and a plan of Andersonville Prison.

Dates

  • 1914-1975

Creator

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Extent

1 folder (4 items)

Overview

An account of war experiences by a soldier in the Civil War. The beginning of the account was handwritten by his daughter, while that of his capture and prison experiences was in his own handwriting.

Biographical Note

Lyman M. Baker was born March 24, 1837 in Moscow, Maine, the son of Allen and Lucy (Russell) Baker. Prior to the outbreak of the Civil War he, with his younger brother (born December 6, 1839) and William Webster, moved from Maine to Illinois and the three of them engaged in farming. During the Civil War he was a sergeant, Company H, 93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps. He was captured by the Confederate Army and spent from December 1864 to the end of the war in Andersonville Prison. He was mustered out of the service in Illinois and then returned to his old home in Maine to visit his parents and to marry his sweetheart, Mary Goodrich. Later he moved to Iowa and farmed near Newton where he died about 1915 or 1916. In 1914 he prepared this account of his war service for his nephew, Elmer A. Baker.

Note

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Lyman M. Baker Civil War Memoir
Status
No additional box or folder list for this small collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686