While a resident of Madison County, Kentucky, John Baker enlisted April 1, 1812, served as a private in Captain Caleb Holder's Company, 17th Regiment United States Infantry, and in Brevet Major John T. Chunn's Company, 3d Regiment United States Infantry, was at the battle of Fort Michilimackinac, where he received three wounds, one in the right arm, one in the neck and one through the skull, in the front of his head, and was discharged April 1, 1817.
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PETITION OF JOHN BAKER
A disabled soldier of the Late War
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"Meanwhile, on 3 July, Lieutenant Colonel George Croghan sailed from Detroit to Michilimackinac. Three companies of the 17th Infantry participated in the unsuccessful attack on Fort Mackinaw on 4 August 1814 as did a detachment from the 19th Regiment."