★  Baxter, Henry

Henry Baxter


Born: September 8, 1821

Birthplace: Sidney Plains, New York

Father: Levi Benjamin Baxter 1788 – 1862

Mother: Lois Johnston 1792 – 1834

Elvira Ellen George 1830 – 1915
(Buried: Sunset View Cemetery, Jonesville, Michigan)​


Jennie Baxter Inglis 1855 – 1939​
(Buried: Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan)​
Carrie S. Baxter 1858 – 1894​
(Buried: Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan)​
Lois Baxter Henderson 1866 – 1949​
(Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Michigan)​
Edwin M. Baxter 1867 – 1868​
(Buried: Sunset View Cemetery, Jonesville, Michigan)​

Occupation before War:

1849 – 1852: Participated in the California Gold Rush​
1852 – 1861: Miller in Jonesville, Michigan​
Commander of Jonesville Light Guards, in Michigan Militia​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Captain of Company C, 7th Michigan Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded in the abdomen for Seven Days Campaign​
1862 – 1863: Lt. Colonel of 7th Michigan Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded in the right leg at the Battle of Antietam​
1862: Wounded in the left shoulder at the Battle of Fredericksburg​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1863: Brigade Commander at Battle of Gettysburg​
1864: Wounded in the left leg at the Battle of Wilderness​
Served in the later stages of Siege of Petersburg, and Richmond​
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army on August 24th
1866: Brevetted Major General for his service in the War​

Occupation after War:

Michigan State Register of Deeds​
1869 – 1872: United States Minister to Honduras​
1872 – 1873: Lumber Businessman in Jonesville, Michigan​

Died: December 30, 1873

Place of Death: Jonesville, Michigan

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Age at time of Death: 52 years old

Burial Place: Jonesville Cemetery, Jonesville, Michigan
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Jul 11, 2016
Solid commander who gave Iverson a bloody nose at Gettysburg , Sort of fella who would get the job done without making a song and dance over it.


Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
Leading his regiment across the Rappahannock on pontoons to dislodge the Confederate sharpshooters at Fredricksburg was called the highpoint of his career. This action, which got him wounded, is what led to him being appointed directly to brigadier from Lt.. Colonel.