| 8th MO Infantry (US)
Anton (Anthony) J. Baurdick was born
14 October 1840, in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, and is believed
to have died in 1907 in San Diego, California.
Baurdick came from a German-American community and served (June, 1861- July, 1864) in the 8th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Company B (American Zoaves). He enlisted as a private on 11 June 1861 in St. Louis, Missouri. On 1 November 1862, he was appointed quartermaster sergeant; he was discharged on 1 July 1864.
After his discharge from the army, Anton Baurdick worked as a merchant and as a banker and became a bank president. He moved to California in 1907.
CITATION: Anthony J. Baurdick Papers, Special Collections Department,
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University. The collection consists
of correspondence, diaries, personal documents, and photocopies:
A. 17 letters (1861-1863) these are to Baurdick from his sister Anna, and friend, Gertrude Haar, and members of the Bruns and Geisburg families in Jefferson City, Missouri, and describe activities there in support of the Union cause. Two of the letters are on patriotic stationery (one with a portrait of General Halleck). Some letters were written in the German language.
B. 3 pocket diaries cover parts of the years 1861-1865.
C. Personal documents are mostly service-related.
D. Photocopies are of an 1861 newspaper: STAR-SPANGLED BANNER.