Guide to the James H. Baker Papers, 1862-1889
Collection number: MC 133
About James H. Baker
James H. Baker, 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 moved to Fontanelle, Iowa, where he maintained a
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.
This collection is open.
Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions
about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.
[Identification of item], James H. Baker Papers, 1862-1889, MC 133, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH,
Purchased: Charles Apfelbaum, dealer, Watchung, N.J., Nov. 29, 1993 (Accession number:
The organizational arrangement for the James H. Baker papers was determined by the
processor. The papers are arranged in a simple folder format without any series.
|Oversize Box 1|
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 1||Personal letters, 1863
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 2||Letters to James H. Baker 1873-1889
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 3||Letters and documents, Co. F, 2nd N.H., 1862
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 4||Letters and documents, Co. F, 2nd N.H., January 1863--April
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 5||Letters and documents, Co. F, 2nd N.H., June 1863-July 1863
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 6||Letters and documents, Co. F, 2nd N.H., 1864-1866
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 7||Quartermaster stores received, Co. F, 2nd N.H., Oct. 1863
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 8||Ordnance stores, Co. F, 2nd N.H., December 31, 1863
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 9||Clothing inventory, Frank Bush, Co. H, 2nd N.H., transferred to Co.
F, March 11, 1864
|Oversize Box 1, Folder 10||Clothing inventory, Co. F, 2nd N.H., March 1864