|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|BAKER, E C||Belleville IL||CarlyleUB||1 Feb 1866||Linda Holthaus|
The Union Banner
Thursday, February 1, 1866 Page 2 Column 6
Died-On the 23rd ult., at Belleville, Ill., of chronic diarrhea, E. C. Baker, late 1st Lieutenant of Co. "A" Second Illinois Cavalry. He was a good soldier, a brave and efficient officer, and a noble man. He entered the service, as a private soldier, re-enlisted at the expiration of three years' service, and was promoted in the field to First Lieutenant, a reward of merit few can claim, and served to the end of the war, never making application for discharge until his duty was done, and well done. The relentless "foe to all mankind," spares neither age, sex nor condition, and this time, he has stickenn down, in the prime of life, one beloved by his men and esteemed by his brother officers--one whom the Destroying Angel has passed by harmlessly on a dozen fields of battle. His duty to his country was well performed, and he now enjoys the good soldiers' "exceeding great rewards."
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