Edward H. Baldwin, born Aug. 16, 1838, in Louisville, Ky., was a son of Robert and Hannah (Plummer) Baldwin, both now deceased. He came to Floyd Co., in 1853 and was married Nov. 26, 1861, in New Albany, Ind., to Susan E. Spitler who was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., Ind., Jan. 20, 1843. Her parents, both of whom are dead, where John and Catherine (Smith) Spitler. Six children have blessed this marriage, born in the order here given: Kate P., Harry A., Edward C., James S., John H. and Susan M. Comrade Baldwin was Capt. of a ferry boat when President Lincoln issued the first call for troops. He was enrolled at Mound City, Ill., when 24 years old Nov. 25, 1862, as a pilot in U.S. Navy on U.S. steamer “Soveriegn” Miss. Squardron. March 27, 1863, he was transferred to U.S. steamer “Gen. Price” at Mound City, Il. He was honorably discharged from first enlistment June 11, 1863, at Vicksburg, Miss., and re-enlisted at Mound City, Ill., Sept. 8, 1863. He took part in the engagements about Haines Bluff, Black Bayou, Vicksburg, Grand Gulf and Red River expedition. He was finally honorable discharged July 1, 1865, at Mound City, Ill. upon the close of the war. He had three brothers in the volunteer service, Nathaniel P., in Miss. Squadron, James F., in Miss. Squadron and John B., in Co. E, 23d Ind. V.I., was later transferred to U. S. Navy. Comrade Baldwin is a member of Sanderson Post, he is a member of F. & A. M., also a member of Pres. Church, he is clerk in Jeffersonville Gov. Dept. of U.S.Q.M. Dept., and he resides in New Albany, Ind.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher
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Copyright 2004 by Sharon Pike