Edward D. Baker (1811-61), Major General, USA (England/IL/OR). Ball's Bluff (KIA). U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois and later U.S. Senator from Oregon. A long time close friend of President Abraham Lincoln. Body laid in state in the White House.
Autographed Free Frank on cover as U.S. Senator postmarked New York May 30 1861 "Free". XF
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