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Henry Baxter

Born: Sep 8, 1821

Death: Dec 30, 1873

Birthplace: Sidney

Nationality: United States

Henry Baxter

Date of Birth : Sep 8, 1821
Date of Death : Dec 30, 1873
Birth Place : Sidney

Henry Baxter was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. At the Battle of Gettysburg, his brigade resisted a Confederate assault from parts of Maj. Gen. Robert E. Rodes's division, slaughtering hundreds in a surprise attack on Colonel Alfred Iverson's brigade, and held the north flank of the Union position for much of the day before retiring due to lack of ammunition. He was wounded four times during the war. He later served as President Grant's Minister to Honduras.

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