Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker
Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker (1811 - 1861) who served for the state of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives and later as a U.S. Senator from Oregon. Baker served as a colonel during the Mexican-American War and the Civil War where he was killed in the Battle of Ball's Bluff becoming the only sitting senator to be killed in the Civil War.
Charles Carleton Coffin Drum-Beat of the Nation (New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1915)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman