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John George Bader
Sergeant John George Bader, Company A, 10th Iowa Infantry.
Died 08 Dec 1895, 70.0 years of age.

'George' Baden is the name of record in both the US NPS Civil War Soldiers and Sailors and the Historic Data System database.

John George 'George' Baden enlisted as Corporal at 32 years of age. His residence was given as Polk City, Iowa.

He was mustered into Company A, 10th Iowa Infantry regiment on 06 Sept 1861.
George Baden served more than 47 month in the 10th Iowa Infantry regiment; 06 Sept 1861 - 15 Aug 1865.

While George Baden was in service, the 10th Iowa Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles which had a direct and decisive influence on a campaign and / or a direct impact on the course of the war:
  • Island No. 10, New Madrid, Mo, 28 Feb - 08 Apr 1862
  • Corinth, Mississippi, April 29 - June 10 1862
  • Iuka, Mississippi, 19 Sept 1862
  • Corinth_II, Mississippi, 03 - 04 Oct 1862
  • Chattanooga, Tenn., 23 - 25 Nov 1863
  • Port Gibson, Mississippi, 01 May 1863
  • Raymond, Mississippi, 12 May 1863
  • Jackson, Mississippi, 14 May 1863
  • Champion Hill, Mississippi, 16 May 1863
  • Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi, 17 May 1863
  • siege, assault, and capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi, 18 May - 04 July 1863
        - the regiment made two charges during the assault on Vicksburg 22 May and lost heavily
  • Chattanooga, Tenn., 23-25 Nov 1863
        - the regiment was engaged in some of the fiercest fighting at Missionary ridge and lost heavily
  • march to the sea, Georgia, 15 Nov - 10 Dec 1864
  • Bentonville, NC, 20 - 21 Mar 1865

    The 10th Iowa Infantry regiment
  • witnessed the surrender of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Bennett's House near Durham's Station, North Carolina, 26April1865
  • participated in the Grand Review on 24May1865; Day Two, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's the Army of Georgia and the Army of The Tennessee.

    Sherman's Army of Georgia and Army of The Tennessee participation in the Grand Review, is described as
    . . . thousands still wore their battered uniforms, stained with Carolina mud, and many still went barefoot.
    General Sherman observed, 'The sight was simply magnificent. The column was compact, the glittering muskets looked like a solid mass of steel, moving with the regularity of a pendulum'.
    Sherman would remember this sight as the happiest, most satisfying moment of his life.
    A observer reported, "They march like the lords of the world".

    Other service information regarding George Baden reported by Historic Data Systems, includes:
  • was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.
  • wounded 22 May 1863 Vicksburg, Miss.; severe cheek wound
  • re-enlisted on 01 Jan 1864.
  • wounded 06 Feb 1865 Little Salkahatchie, SC; severe thigh wound
        The regiment crossed the Salkehatchie River in company with the 56th IL, wading waist deep in the face of a body of the enemy posted behind earthworks, and drove them from their position.

    George Baden was mustered out on 15 Aug 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.

    Other information regarding George Bader gleaned from the Boulder Genealogical Society Columbia Cemetery Burial Index, includes:
  • born 09 Dec 1825 in Baden, Germany
  • thrice married
        - 1st: Mary Mersinger in Germany
        - 2nd: Susan Van Dorn in Iowa in 1857
        - 3rd: Mary F. Roberts in Boulder, Colorado
  • children
        - two children born of Mary Mersinger in Germany
        - one son born of Susan Van Dorn in Iowa
        - three children born of Mary F. Roberts
  • resident of Boulder from 1866
        thus, a recognized Pioneer of Boulder County and the State of Colorado
  • occupation: farmer and fruit grower; owned a quarter section on Left Hand Creek
  • involved in Left Hand Ditch Company
  • died 08 Dec 1895

  • Boulder Genealogical Society, Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

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