Guide to the James H. Baker Papers, 1862-1889
Collection number: MC 133
Size: 1 box
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
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.,
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
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[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
This collection is in an artificial order.
|Box 1, Folder 1||Personal letters, 1863
|Box 1, Folder 2||Letters to James H. Baker 1873-1889
|Box 1, Folder 3||Letters and documents, Co. F, 2nd N.H., 1862
|Box 1, Folder 4||Letters and documents, Co. F, 2nd N.H., January 1863--April 1863
|Box 1, Folder 5||Letters and documents, Co. F, 2nd N.H., June 1863-July 1863
|Box 1, Folder 6||Letters and documents, Co. F, 2nd N.H., 1864-1866
|Box 1, Folder 7||Quartermaster stores received, Co. F, 2nd N.H., Oct. 1863
|Box 1, Folder 8||Ordnance stores, Co. F, 2nd N.H., December 31, 1863
|Box 1, Folder 9||Clothing inventory, Frank Bush, Co. H, 2nd N.H., transferred to Co.
F, March 11, 1864
|Box 1, Folder 10||Clothing inventory, Co. F, 2nd N.H., March 1864