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BAXTER, Henry, soldier, born in Sidney Plains, Delaware County, New York, 8 September 1821; died in Jonesville, Hillsdale County, Mich., 30 December 1873. He received an academic education, and in 1849 went to California with a company of thirty men, with ox-teams, and was chosen as their captain. He volunteered as a private early in 1861, and was active in raising a company, of which he was elected cap-rain, and which was mustered into the 7th Michigan infantry in August. He was made Lieutenant-Colonel 22 May 1862, and while in command of his regiment, at Fredericksburg, volunteered to cross the River and dislodge a company of confederate sharp-shooters. Colonel Baxter was shot through the lung in the attempt to cross, but the movement was successful, and he was promoted to Brigadier-General on 19 March 1863. He participated in most of the battles of the Army of the Potomac, and was wounded at Antietam, and again in the Wilderness, where two horses were killed under him. For gallantry at the Wilderness, Dabney's Mills, and Five Forks, he was brevetted Major General 1 April 1865. From 1866 till 1869 General Baxter was United States minister to Honduras.
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