Peter Barker, Civil War Soldier


Peter Barker
Born in Canada,_Son of John B. Baker,_by occupation a Harness Maker,_Married,_at the age of 25 enlisted for nine months in the 46th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols. Company D._Mustered into service September 25th, 1862.
He accompanied the regiment on the Goldsboro Expedition, but through fatigue and exposure he was wholly disabled for further active service.
January 15th; 1863, he was attacked with typhoid fever, and carried to Stanly Hospital, at Newbern. Remained there till the 15th of May following, when he was transferred to Hammond Hospital at Beaufort.
On the 7th of July he left Beaufort, and arrived in Chicopee, via Boston, July 11th, under orders to report on arrival of the regiment.
Mustered out of service, July 29th, 1863, at Springfield, Mass.


ca. 1861-1865


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“Peter Barker, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed February 25, 2018,