Cullen Montgomery Baker (1835 - 1869)

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Birthplace: Weakley, TN, USA
Death: Died in AR, USA
Cause of death: shot by a posse
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Cullen Montgomery Baker (1835-1869) - A guerilla soldier during the Civil War, Baker didn't want to give up the fight once the Confederates lost the war. Afterwards, he continued to "fight the war," ambushing reconstructionists, killing former slaves, and generally terrorizing the State of Texas for four years. Though many Confederate sympathizers considered him a hero and his violent accounts were often romanticized, in reality, he was a merciless killer who murdered not only for his "cause," but also for any other little thing that displeased him. Operating from the Sulphur River bottoms near Bright Star, Arkansas, authorities blamed him for killing at least 30 people during these years, most of them by ambush or shots to the back. A posse finally caught up with him on January 6, 1869 in Southeast Arkansas and Baker was shot and killed.

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Cullen Montgomery Baker (Confederate guerilla)'s Timeline

1835
June 22, 1835
Weakley, TN, USA
1869
January 6, 1869
Age 33
AR, USA
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