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BAKER, Daniel, soldier, born about 1775; died in Detroit, Mich., 10 October 1836. He was appointed ensign of the 16th infantry 8 January 1799, was made adjutant in 1802, captain in 1812, and the same year was brevetted major for gallantry in the disastrous affair at Brownstown, Mich. (5 August 1812), known as Van Horne's defeat. Recovering from the wounds received at that time, he was promoted to be major 15,April 1814, and was in the engage-merit at Lyon s Creek, 19 October 1814. After the war of 1812 he was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel of the 6th infantry, and commanded that regiment at the battle of the Bad Axe river, in the Black Hawk war, 1 August 1832.
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