Private John C. Baldridge, Co. B, 6th MS Infantry, CSA

1836

  • John C. Baldridge was born in Mississippi to Daniel and Harriet Atwood Baldridge.

1850

  • November 20: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Hinds County, MS showed 12 year old John was living with his parents, Daniel and Harriet, and his siblings. His father Daniel was a farmer with no real estate of his own.

1860

  • June 29: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Rankin County, MS showed 21 year old John was living with his mother Harriet and his younger siblings. Harriet was a land owner with $1,600 in real estate. John was farming the land.

1861

  • August 24: John’s younger brother James R. Baldridge enlisted in the C.S. Army.

1862

  • August 1: John enlisted in the C.S. Army in Brandon, MS. He musters into the same company and regiment as his brother James, Co. B, 6th MS Infantry.
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Sick in hospital, Brandon.”

1863

  • February 28 – June 30: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • July to October: Company Muster Rolls. Present.
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent on sick leave Dec. 15, 63”

1864

  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent sick since January 15, 1864.”
  • November 30: John and his brother James fought in the Battle of Franklin, where John was wounded.
  • December 1: John’s right forearm was amputated in a field hospital.
  • December 15: John’s brother James was captured during the Battle of Nashville.
  • December 18: John was captured in Franklin, Tennessee, along with hundreds of other wounded Confederate soldiers who were recuperating in local “hospitals.”

1865

  • January 27: John C. Baldrige died of Typhoid Fever in a U.S. Hospital No.1 in Nashville, Tennessee. He is buried in the City Cemetery in grave #11699.