Sergeant Jesse W. H. Baldwin, Co. A, 5th Tennessee Infantry, USA


  • Jesse W. H. Baldwin was born in Tennessee.


  • The U.S. Federal Census taken on September 2 in Roane County, TN recorded 17-year-old Jesse living with his mother and siblings.


  • January 3: Jesse Baldwin and Lucinda Johnson were married in Roane County, TN.


  • The U.S. Federal Census taken on July 25 in Roane County, Tennessee showed Jesse, a farmer, living with his wife Lucinda.


  • February 25: Jesse W. H. Baldwin enlists in the U.S. Army in Kingston, TN.
  • March 28: Jesse mustered into the 5th TN Infantry at Barbersville, Kentucky.
  • February 25 - August 31: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “On extra duty as Ordinance Sgt.”
  • June 6: Notice appears in the Athens Post, Athens TN:
  • August 31 – December 31: Company Muster Roll. Remarks “Deserted, September 18/62”


  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Absent without leave has rejoined his Co. been tried by a court martial, one month’s pay retained.”
  • February 28 – June 30: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • June 30 – October 31: Company Muster Roll. Present.  
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Present.


  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • May & June:  Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent sick”
  • July & August:  Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent sick in hospital Cleveland, Tenn.”
  • September & October: Field and Staff Muster Roll. Present.
  • October 3: Jesse was promoted to Commissary Sergeant (in Marietta, Georgia by Major Barnes).
  • August 31 – December 31: Field and Staff Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “appointed Com. Serg. Oct 3-64. Vice of Wm Norman by order of Maj Bowers-County Regt.”     
  • November 30: Jesse fought in the Battle of Franklin.


  • January: Jesse was appointed Post Postmaster of his regiment.
  • January & February: Field and Staff Muster Roll. Present.
  • April 4: Jesse was mustered out of the U.S. Army.


  • August 17: Jesse Baldwin died.


  • December 7: Lucinda Baldwin filed for a U.S. widows pension through the Federal Government.


  • The United States Federal Census taken on July 8th in Roane County, Tennessee showed Lucinda living with her children: Eliza, age 9 and Malissa, 7.