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Object Name Flask, Powder
Catalog Number 0985.13.00470
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
Owned Cecil Baker
Owner Regiment 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. B
Event Battle of St. Mary's Church / Nance's Shop
Provenance 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.

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People Baker, Cecil
Search Terms Battle of St. Mary's Church / Nance's Shop
Overland Campaign