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John P Baker

Birth: 19 Mar 1837

Death: 4 Feb 1868

(Aged 30 years, 10 months, 16 days.)


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Served in Company H, 15th Inf., Mississippi as Pvt

Residence was not listed; 24 years old. Enlisted on 4/27/1861 as a Private. On 4/27/1861 he mustered into "H" Co. MS 15th Infantry He was transferred out on 4/9/1865 at Smithfield, NC On 4/9/1865 he transferred into "H" Co. MS 15th Cons Infantry He was Surrendered on 4/26/1865 at Durham Station, NC Other Information: born 3/19/1837 in Yalobusha County, MS died 2/4/1868 in Coffeeville, MS Buried: Coffeeville Cemetery, Coffeeville, MS Sources used: - Mississippi Confederate Grave Registry
Unit Details:
15th Infantry Regiment, organized at Choctaw, Mississippi, in May, 1861, contained men from Holmes, Choctaw, Quitman, Montgomery, Yalobusha, and Grenada counties. The regiment was active at Fishing Creek, Shiloh, Baton Rouge, and Corinth, then was placed in Rust's, Tilghman's, and J.Adams' Brigade. After serving in the Vicksburg area, it joined the Army of Tennessee and participated in the Atlanta Campaign, Hood's winter operations, and the Battle of Bentonville. This unit had 34 officers and 820 men on January 7, 1862, and lost 44 killed, 153 wounded, and 29 missing at Fishing Creek. Many were disabled at Peach Tree Creek and Franklin, and only a remnant surrendered in April 1865. The field officers were Colonels Michael Farrell and Winfield S. Statham; Lieutenant Colonels James R. Binford, J.W. Hemphill, and Edward C. Walthall; and Majors William F. Brantly, James B. Dennis, Russell G. Prewitt, and Lamkin S. Terry.

Possible gravesites:

John P Baker
Mar 1837 - Feb 1863Coffeeville City Cemetery
Coffeeville, Yalobusha County, Mississippi

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