Lieutenant Eugenus (Ugenus) Baldwin (Boldin), Co. C, 6th Missouri Infantry, CSA

1833  

  • February 16: Eugenus Baldwin was born to Samuel and Elizabeth Baldwin in Shelby County, IN.

1850  

  • September 26: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Boone County, MO showed 17-year-old Eugenus living with his parents and siblings. His father, Samuel, was a farmer and owned three slaves.

1854-61         

  • Eugenus was a teacher in several Missouri Counties.

1861   

  • August 11: Eugenus Baldwin enlisted in the Confederate Service in the 2 MO Infantry. He served as a Captain.

1862  

  • April 27: Eugenus Baldwin enlisted in the regular C.S. Army in Memphis, TN. At the time of his enlistment he was 26 years old, a teacher and he lived in Rockport, Boone County, MO.

  • September & October: Company Muster Rolls. Present. Remarks “Promoted to Bvt. Lieut. Sept. 1’62.”

  • November & December: Company Muster Rolls. Present. Remarks “Promoted from Jr 2 Lieut. Nov 26,1862.”

  • May to August: Company Muster Rolls. Absent. Remarks “Sick since May 15, 63.”

  • September to December: Company Muster Rolls. Absent. Remarks “On detached service”

1863  

  • January to April: Company Muster Rolls. Present.

1864  

  • May & June: Company Muster Roll. Present.

  • November 30: Eugenus commanded the infirmary corps at the Battle of Franklin. He was in charge of removing the wounded and dead from the battlefield and burial detail. His regiment, commanded by Cockrell, sustained the highest casualty rate of the battle.

1865   

  • April 16: Eugenus Baldwin [Boldin] appeared on a prisoner of war list as being captured in Blakely, AL on April 9th.

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1868  

  • Eugenus married Laura Allen in Boone County, MO.

1870  

  • July 20: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Missouri Township, Boone County, Mo showed Eugenus, a farmer, living with Laura and their infant daughter.

1878  

  • August 27 to September 8: U. Boldin [Baldwin] attended an Institute Course at Missouri University.

1880  

  • June 14: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Missouri Township, Boone County, MO showed Eugenus, a farmer, and Laura living with their children.

1882  

  • Eugenus, Laura and daughter show up on membership list for Mt. Nebo Methodist Church.

1898  

  • March 15: Eugenus wrote his will in Boone County, MO. He left everything to his wife Laura with the exception he left $1.00 to each of his surviving three adult children.

  • May 20: Eugenus died in Boone County, MO. He was buried at Valley Springs Cemetery.

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source: findagrave.com

Biographical Sketch from a Missouri County History.

History of Boone County, Missouri, 1882, pg. 1015-1016

Ugenus Baldwin

Capt. Ugenus Baldwin was born in Shelby county, Indiana, near Shelbyville, the county seat, February 16th, 1833. When he was four years old his parents removed to Missouri and settled in Boone county, seven miles southeast of Rocheport, where he was raised, remaining with his parents until he reached manhood. In 1854, when in his twenty-first year, he went to Buchanan county, where he engaged in teaching for one year. Returning home he attended Lathrop Academy for two sessions, afterwards resuming his profession, teaching in Moniteau, Boone, Cooper and Howard counties.

He enlisted August 11th, 1861, in the Confederate army, under Capt. James Watson and Col. John B. Clark. He was made second lieutenant and served for six months, part of the time as captain of the company. In 1862 he entered the regular Confederate service. In April of that year he joined Company C., 6th Infantry, and in September following was made third lieutenant, rising by promotion to the office of firs lieutenant, which place he held until the close of the war. He was in many battles, the most important being Lexington, Pea Ridge, Vicksburg, Corinth, Iuka and Port Gibson. His command was captured at Vicksburg and exchanged in the winter of 1863-64, becoming a part of the second and sixth regiments, Missouri Infantry. He held the position of first lieutenant in the re=organization. He next participated in the battles of New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, and a series of skirmishes from New Hope Church to Atlanta. From Atlanta he was sent by Gen. Hood with one hundred men to operate in the rear of Sherman’s army, as the latter was marching on that city. At the battle of Franklin he had command of the infirmary corps, and was employed in burying the dead and removing the wounded from the battlefield. In December of that year he was made provost marshal of Cockerell’s brigade, which position he held until his command was captured in Alabama, April 9th, 1865. They were kept prisoners until the close of the war.

Mr. Baldwin remained in Mississippi for one year after the close of the war, engaged in teaching. He returned to Boone county in 1868 and went to farming, teaching school of winters. Mr. Baldwin was married in the fall of 1868 to Miss Laura, daughter of William Allen, of Boone county, after which he purchased the farm where he now resides. He farms during the summer and teaches of winters. They have four children: Minnie Lee, Lillie May, Emmett Allen and Mattie Pearl, all of whom are living with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin are members of the Mount Nebo Methodist church. He is also a member of the Rocheport lodge of Ancient Order United Workmen. In 1874 he was appointed a magistrate to fill a vacancy, after which he was elected to the office and has held the position ever since.