Baker, Edward Lee, Jr., CPT

Deceased
 
 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
31 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Captain (Infantry)
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1899-1902, 1542, 49th Infantry Division
Service Years
1882 - 1902

Infantry

Captain (Infantry)


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

357 kb

Home State
Wyoming
Wyoming
Year of Birth
1865
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Baker, Edward Lee, Jr. (MOH), CPT USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Platte River, Wyoming
Last Address
Los Angeles, California

Date of Passing
Aug 26, 1913
 
Location of Interment
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery - Los Angeles, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 3, Lot 130, Grave 2 SE

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Medal of HonorCongressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1898, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1898, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Edward Lee Baker, Jr. (December 28, 1865, Laramie County, Wyoming - August 26, 1913, Los Angeles) was an African-American United States Army Sergeant Major received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Spanish-American War. While under fire, he rescued a wounded soldier from drowning. He was promoted to the rank of Captain after the war and put in command of the 49th Infantry. He retired in 1902, after 20 years of military service. Captain Baker is interred in Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery Los Angeles, California. His grave can be found in section 3, lot 130, grave 2 SE. Baker is the maternal grandfather of legendary Jazz saxophonist and Oscar-nominee Dexter Gordon; father to Dexter's mother, Gwendolyn Baker. Medal of Honor citationRank and Organization: Sergeant Major, 10th U.S. Cavalry. Place and Date: At Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898. Birth: Laramie County, Wyoming. Date of Issue: July 3, 1902.

Citation:  Left cover and, under fire, rescued a wounded comrade from drowning.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7867367/edward-lee-baker

   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
 Photo Album   (More...


   1882-1887, 803, 9th Cavalry Regiment

Corporal (Cavalry)
From Month/Year
- / 1882
To Month/Year
- / 1887
Unit
9th Cavalry Regiment Unit Page
Rank
Corporal (Cavalry)
MOS
803-Bugler
Location
Not Specified
Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
 Patch
 9th Cavalry Regiment Details

9th Cavalry Regiment
Type
Infantry Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Parent Unit
Cavalry Units
Strength
Regiment
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jul 11, 2018
   
   
My Photos For This Unit
No Available Photos
8 Members Also There at Same Time
9th Cavalry Regiment

Fort, Lewis, PVT, (1878-1898) IN 803 Private
Dodge, Francis Safford, BG, (1861-1900) Major
Emmet, Robert Temple, MAJ, (1877-1899) Major
Greaves, Clinton, SGT, (1872-1893) Sergeant
Woods, Brent, Sgt, (1879-1902) Sergeant
Benteen, Frederick William, BGEN, (1861-1888) Lieutenant Colonel (Cavalry)
Henry, Guy, BGEN, (1861-1899) Major (Cavalry)
Krouse, John, CPL Private

Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011