Civil War: Military operations of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment on the Western front. Camp life of a Civil War soldier: payments, foraging; drills and inspections, picket
duty; roads, recreations, hospitals, medical care; doctors and nurses, especially work of Catholic Sisters of Charity, and
Confederate prisoners. Civil War experience and memory as reflected in poetry and reminiscences created in 1860' s-1900.
Obadiah Ethelbert Baker, native of Eden, N.Y., moved to Iowa with his parents, settling in Strawberry Point in 1856. At 21,
he began teaching a class of 72 students the local district school. In 1860, he married Melissa Dalton (1844-1918). In 1860's,
Melissa, formerly a student of his, later taught school in the same district.
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