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Civil War Trust

E. D. Baker Pictorial Envelope

October 1861
Gates, James; Library of Congress

Below is a 'Pictorial Envelope' made in honor of Senator Edward Dickinson Baker of Oregon, who died at the Battle of Ball's Bluff in Loudon County, Virginia on October 21, 1861.  Baker, a friend of Abraham Lincoln's from his time in Illinois, was the only sitting United States Senator killed in action during the Civil War.

ED Baker obit

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