1861 Philadelphia Civil War newspaper wPic COL E D BAKER DEAD Battle Balls Bluff

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SEE PHOTO----- Two (2) COMPLETE, ORIGINAL Civil War NEWSPAPERs, the Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) dated Oct 122 and 23, 1861.

These newspapers contain front page headlines and long detailed reports of the DEATH of UNION COLONEL E D Baker at the Battle of Balls Bluff, Virginia .

The Oct 23 issue has a large prominent detailed engraved portrait of Union Colonel E D Baker . There is a long descriptive text on him below the engraving.

This is the BEST display newspapers I have seen with coverage of the death of Col E D Baker at the BATTLE of Balls Bluff, VA. GREAT for framing and DISPLAY !!

Edward Dickinson Baker (February 24, 1811 – October 21, 1861) was an English -born American politician , lawyer , and military leader . In his political career, Baker served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois and later as a U.S. Senator from Oregon . A long-time close friend of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln , Baker served as U.S. Army colonel during both the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War . Baker was killed in the Battle of Ball's Bluff while leading a Union Army regiment , becoming the only
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