Shelby  County,  Indiana

The  William  Baker  Family,

of  Blue  Ridge,  Shelby  County,  Indiana

William Baker's Civil War Invalid Pension Records  from the  NARA.
If anyone is interested in copies, please email me privately at
There was lots of fun stuff, but here's the highlights:
Pension number 284536
William Baker of Blue Ridge
Service Private Co. "B", 70th Regt Indiana Volunteers  (Capt.  Sleeth)
Enlisted Aug 4, 1862
Mustered Aug 12, 1862 Indianapolis
Honorably discharged June 8, 1865
Filed for Invalid Army Pension May 7, 1879
Contracted Hemiplegia, Paralysis at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia on 30th June 1864.
Right side of body and leg are contracted.  Right eye inflamed and  sight nearly destroyed.
He was admitted to Hospital 3 Division 20 Army Corps June 8 1864 with 
Diarrhoea and returned to duty June 10, 1864.  No further record of  soldier's treatment found. (Surgeon General's Office 3/14/1882)
Filed for Increase of Invalid Pension June 22, 1885 (From $8 per month to $14)
Sarah filed for Widows Pension on 13 July 1886 as a widow for William  Baker in the war of "1861"....  Box 35353, cert 227884
It included a certified copy of their Marriage Certificate (William  Baker married to Sarah E. Rice on 3 June 1852 - Joseph Cotton minister, Shelby County, IN)
Lists Dora Baker as the only legitimate child yet surviving who was under sixteen years of age at father's death (born Dec 12, 1871 a boy or male).
It included a Proof of Birth for Dora Baker by Isaac W. Inlow who attended as Accoucheur on Sarah E. Baker when Dora Baker was born.
Sarah also filed for an increase in pension on 18 September 1916.
Made my day!
Diana Moore  < Ralph Moore < Thelma Baker Moore < Dora Baker < William  Baker
Indianapolis, IN

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