Valley of the Shadow

From Compiled Military Service Records at National Archives

Personal Information

Name: John Brown Baldwin
Birthplace: Spring Farm near Staunton
Date of Birth: January 11, 1820
Physical Description: --
Prewar Life: Graduate Staunton Academy; graduate University of Virginia 1838; lawyer Staunton; Speaker in Virginia House of Delegates 1848-1861; member University of Virginia Board of Visitors 1856-1864; member State Convention 1861; sent by Convention to visit President Lincoln; appointed Inspector General of State Forces by Governor Letcher

Enlistment Records

Date of Enlistment: August 19, 1861
Place of Enlistment: --
Age at Enlistment: --
Occupation at Enlistment: --
Conscript Or Substitute: --

Service Information

Rank: Col.
Company: Field and
Transfer Company: --
Regiment: 52nd Va. Inf.

Military Service Record

Promotions: Not reelected Col. 05-01-1862
Transfers and Other Services: Capt. of Staunton Light Infantry and Co. of Militia; member Confederate Congress 00-00-1862 to 00-00-1865; Col. of Reserves in Augusta Co. and commanded the Augusta Raid Guard 00-00-1863
Muster Sheet: Health broken at Allegheny Mt.
Captured: --
Missing in Action: --
Prison: --
AWOL (Absent without Leave): --
Deserted: --
Discharge: --
Paroled: --
Notes: of striking physique, tall and well proportioned. A man remarkable for the purity and integrity of his character both in public and private life. No man ever enjoyed a larger share of the confidence and affection of his fellow citizens. . . As a man of intellect, he was almost unrivaled. His talents were of the most varied character. As a logical reasoned, he had no superior in the State.

Casualty Information

Killed in Action: --
Wounded in Action: --
Died of Disease: --
Died of Wounds: --
Hospital: --

Other Information

Personal Life: --
Postwar Life: Member of Virginia Legislature 1865-1867; organizer of Augusta Co. Fair, later called Baldwin Co. Fair in his honor; attorney for Valley Railroad; superintendent of Elections 1870
Date of Death: September 30, 1873
Place of Death: Staunton
Burial Place: Thornrose Cemetery
Cause Of Death: --
Epitaph: --
Dwelling # (1860 Census): 370
Family # (1860 Census): 417