Stephen Baker of Michigan
United States Army
Private, Corporal and First Sergeant, Companies E, F, and D and Sergeant Major and Quartermaster Sergeant, 6th United States Infantry, 20 August 1860 to 12 May 1865
Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant, 6th United States Infantry, 3 May 1865
Regimental Quartermaster, 1 March 1867 to 1 September 1868
Captain, 8 June 1874
Major, 4th United States Infantry, 7 July 1897
Retired 11 January 1899
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
E-Mail From Sue & Darryl: November 2003
You have omitted Major Stephen Baker, veteran of the Spanish-American war, Indian wars and the Civil War.
Stephen Baker's life was the Army and service to his country. He was a bachelor his entire life. Of particular note was his devotion to General Custer and his family while attached to General Terry's command at Fort Abraham Lincoln during the Indian Wars. And his pride in his promotion to Major in command of the 4th Infantry during the Spanish- American War. He was recommended for the Medal of Honor for his actions at El Caney, Cuba.
Major Baker is buried in Section 3, Grave 1422 near the U.S.S. Maine memorial.
- United States Army
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/16/1904
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/16/1904
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1422
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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