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Dear Ms. Haut,
Thank you for posting your question to the History Hub.
The records you are interested in are in the custody of the Textual Reference Branch at the National Archives in Washington, DC (Archives I). The “Index to the Carded Records of Soldiers who Served in Volunteer Organizations during the Mexican War” (National Archives Microfilm Publication M616) has been digitized, and you can find more information here in the National Archives Catalog. When we searched the index, we were able to locate this record for 2nd Lieut. William H. Baker who served in Hughes’ Maryland and District of Columbia Volunteers, Company F.
That index corresponds to this series, and although these records are not available online, there is a link in the National Archives Catalog description where you can “order copies of compiled military service files,” so you wouldn’t necessarily need to visit the National Archives in order to view the records.
If you have further questions about the index and its related series, you can contact the Textual Reference Branch at Archives I directly; their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find more information about military service during the Mexican War here on our website.
Thank you, again, for sharing your question with us, and best of luck with your ongoing search.
Thank you very much. That is very helpful. Kathy Haut