|Object Name||Flask, Powder|
|Description||Made of brass and missing its top; eagle embossed with circle of stars, crossed cannons and banners under a shield marked "US"|
|Dimensions||H-7 W-4 inches|
|Owner Regiment||9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. B|
|Event||Battle of St. Mary's Church / Nance's Shop|
Powder flask of Lt. Cecil Baker, 9th Virginia Cavalry, W.H.F. Lee's Brigade, Fitz Lee's Division, ANV. Baker was mortally wounded at Charles City County on June 24, 1864. A bullet struck a tree branch above the breastworks and was directed downward, striking Baker from above and entering his heart.
His brother Eugene, who served in the same company, found his body and buried it in a shallow grave. He went home and reported the death, and he and Cecil's widow Lina returned with a wagon and brought the body back to Bowling Green.
Battle of St. Mary's Church / Nance's Shop