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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1859

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Eugene M. Baker

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1859, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1859.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1860‑61; and

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Feb. 28, 1860)

on frontier duty at Ft. Churchill, Nev., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, May 7, 1861: 1st Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., Jan. to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia

(Captain, 1st Cavalry, Jan. 16, 1862)

Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 4‑5, 1862, — and Scouting and Reconnoitring, May

(Bvt. Major, May 4, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Williamsburg, Va.)

to Aug., 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in a Skirmish at Falls Church, Va., Sep. 4, 1862, — Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; on leave of absence, Dec., 1862, to Jan., 1863; on Special duty at Washington, D. C., Jan. 10 to Mar., 1863; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Apr. to June, 1863, being engaged in the Action of Beverly, May 10, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in a Skirmish at Middleburg, Va., June 21, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy from Gettysburg, Pa., to Warrenton, Va., July, 1863; as Inspector of Cavalry horses, Oct. 24, 1863, to Sep., 1864; in command of 1st Cavalry on the Rappahannock, Sep. to Dec., 1864; on leave of absence, Dec. 17, 1864, to Jan., 1865;

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 19, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Winchester, Va.)

in command of Regiment in Shenandoah Valley, Jan. to Mar., 1865; and as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of Cavalry Corps in Operations in Virginia, Mar. 28 to May 20, 1865, and at New Orleans, La., June 2 to Nov., 1865.

Served: in garrison at San Francisco, Cal., Jan. to Apr., 1866; on frontier duty at Ft. Boisée, Ida., Apr.‑May, 1866, — Ft. Dalles, Or., May‑June, 1866, — Camp Watson, Or., June, 1866, to May, 1869; on

(Major, 2d Cavalry, Apr. 8, 1869)

leave of absence, July to Nov., 1869; in command of Ft. Ellis, Mon., Dec. 1, 1869, to Oct. 15, 1872; in arrest, Oct. 15, 1872, to Jan. 11, 1873; on frontier duty at Ft. Sanders, Wy., and Omaha, Neb., Feb.‑Mar., 1873; as Member of Board to purchase horses to Aug., 1873; on frontier duty in command of Camp Canby, Neb., to Oct., 1873, — Camp Brown, Wy., Nov. 2, 1873, to Feb. 19, 1874, — of Cavalry Column on Sioux Expedition, Feb. 19 to Mar. 16, 1874, — at Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Sep. 27, 1874, — in command of Camp Brown, Wy., Oct. 6, 1874, to Nov., 1875, — and  p726 Camp Stambaugh, Wy., to Feb., 1876; on leave and absent sick to Oct. 31, 1876; on frontier duty at Ft. Sanders, Wy., Nov. 1, 1876, to Sep., 1877, — Ft. Keogh, Mon., Oct., 1877, to Aug. 15, 1878, — on Colonel Miles's Expedition, Aug. 15 to Oct. 8, 1878, — with Battalion of regiment in the field, Oct. 14 to Nov. 6, 1878, — and at Ft. Keogh, Mon., Nov. 6, 1878, to June 24, 1879; in command of Battalion in the field in Montana to Sep. 1, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Keogh, Mon., to Oct. 25, 1879; on leave of absence to Nov. 17, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft. Custer, Mon., to Feb. 25, 1881; in arrest and undergoing sentence of Court Martial to Jan. 25, 1882; on frontier duty at Ft. Custer, Mon., to June 18, 1882; in command of Ft. Maginnis, Mon., to May 1, 1883; on sick leave of absence to Feb. 27, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. Custer, Mon., to May 24, 1884; en route to and on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to Dec. 19, 1884.

Died, Dec. 19, 1884, at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash.: Aged 47.

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