I'm looking for information on John W. Baker from company A. I believe he is the father of my husband's grandfather. I have found one reference to his desertion that states he married a girl from Lincoln County, TN and stayed behind when the 123rd left Tennessee in early 1864. Even though I have seen this reference to the diserition, I have never seen a document to back it up. I'm wondering why this desertion would be treated so casually. I would also love to learn more about his parents. I believe his father is Rensseler Baker born in Washington County, Tennessee in 1818. Any information would be much appreciated.
The only information that I have on John is what is contained in the official 123ed NY Official Roster, as follows: Baker, John - Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 3, 1862, at Greenwich, to serve... more