The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 273
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The Journal of Captain Isaac L. Baker
Franklin2 early. 8 miles
en days provisions for
[w]as joined by Capt Amelong"
8 miles toward the
of Duck River and
near a Mr. Collin's
Frank A. Martin deser-
ogers deserted early in
Advanced sixteen miles
amped at Fleming's for
Garrison and Humphrey Pope
Decamped but owing to har[d]
d roads and the low condi
the sick. Advanced no
brevet rank of major, and mention in General Orders of January 21, 1815.
Niles' Weekly Register of Saturday, February 25, 1815, page 404, of Vol-
ume 7, and A. L. Latour's Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida
and Louisiana, Appendix, p. clxxxv, carry the citation. He commanded
his regiment in the famous fight of January 8, 1815. After the war he
was made captain in the First Infantry. He resigned May, 1817, and
resumed the practice of law. He was a highly successful attorney in
Louisiana until his death in 1837.
Of Captain Baker's conduct after the battle of Frenchtown, McAfee
says, in his history of the Late War in the Western Country, page 244:
"Ensign I. L. Baker, who had been taken by the Indians on the 22nd
and had witnessed many of their subsequent barbarities, was brought to
Detroit and ransomed by an American Gentleman at that place before
the march of prisoners. General Winchester directed him to take charge
of the wounded, who were left at Sandwich. He continued there until
the 15th of February, discharging, in a very able and assiduous manner,
the duties required in that situation. During his stay he obtained a
variety of information concerning the conduct of the allies, which he
afterwards reported to General Winchester."
Eaton and Reid in their Life of General Jackson, page 305, Walker in
his Jackson and Newo Orleans, page 188, Latour in his Historical Memoir
of the War in West Florida and Louisiana, all speak in high terms of his
able and gallant bearing in the fighting of December 23, 1814, before New
Orleans. Reference has been made to General Jackson's citation in Gen-
eral Orders of January 21, 1815. The passage referring to Baker is as
"The 7th regiment was led by major Peyre, and the 44th by captain
Baker, in the action of the 23d, in a manner that does these officers the
highest honour. They have continued through the campaign to do their
duty with the same zeal 'and ability with which it was commenced."
'Franklin, Tennessee, southeast of Nashville.
'Ferdinand Louis Amelung. Born in Germany; Captain of Louisiana
Volunteers; 'appointed Captain in the 44th Infantry, 11 March, 1814;
transferred to the 1st Infantry, 17 May, 1815; resigned from the army,
7 January, 1819; killed in a duel, 1820.
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