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Baker, Edward Dickinson, 1811-1861

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Personal name headingBaker, Edward Dickinson, 1811-1861
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Variant(s)Baker, Ned, 1811-1861
Biography/History noteEdward Dickinson Baker (b. February 24, 1811, London, England; d. October 21, 1861, Loudon County, Virginia), English-born American politician, was a congressman from Illinois and a Senator from Oregon. He died in the Battle of Ball's Bluff.
LocatedOregon Illinois Washington (D.C.)
Birth date1811-02-24
Death date1861-10-21
Place of birthLondon (England)
Place of deathLoudoun County (Va.)
Field of activityLaw
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Ball's Bluff, Battle of, Va., 1861
AffiliationUnited States. Army
United States. Congress
United States. Congress. Senate
Profession or occupationLegislators--United States
Military officers
Found inLetter from Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, Truman Library, August 16, 1948: (relates to Illinois congressman and senator Edward Dickinson Baker)
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress online search, Apr. 8, 2015 (Edward Dickinson Baker; Representative from Illinois and a Senator from Oregon; born in London, England, February 24, 1811; killed in the Battle of Balls Bluff, Va., October 21, 1861), Apr. 8, 2015 (Edward Dickinson Baker; b. February 24, 1811, London, England; d. October 21, 1861, Loudon County, Virginia; an English-born American politician, lawyer, and military leader)
NWDA WWW site via Google, Apr. 8, 2015: finding aid: Ned Baker: Friend of Lincoln, 1965 (typescript monograph by Edgar Baker; with a letter about the life of Edward Dickinson Baker, 1811-1861, senator from Oregon, and friend to Abraham Lincoln)
U.S. Senate WWW site via Google, Apr. 8, 2015 Senate history, 1855-1871 (October 21, 1861, Senator Killed in Battle; Senator Edward Dickinson Baker; Baker raised a militia unit and appeared before his legislative colleagues in full uniform. On October 21, 1861, with Congress out of session and Confederate forces closing in on Washington, Senator-Colonel Baker went off to war; led his 1,700-member brigade across the Potomac River 40 miles north of the capital, up the steep ridge known as Ball's Bluff, and into the range of waiting enemy guns. He died quickly)