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Confederate (CSA)


Bailey Hardeman Cody

(1829 - 1909)

Home State: Tennessee

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Semmes' Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

He was volunteer aide-de-camp to General Semmes by the Seven Days' Battles in 1862.

On the Campaign

From General Semmes Report:

My staff, Lieutenant Briggs, aide-de-camp, and Lieutenants Redd and Cody, volunteer aides, were present during the entire action, and were more exposed, if possible, than any of the troops, being often employed in bearing orders to the different parts of my line and to commanders of other troops in the vicinity, displaying coolness and gallantry of the highest order, and all escaping untouched except Lieutenant Redd, who received a slight wound on the body from a spent bullet.

The rest of the War

He remained on General Semmes' staff through Chancellorsville, VA in 1863, with no further military record.

After the War

He was a farmer in Williamson County, TN.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1


01/25/1829; Franklin County, TN


03/17/1909 Franklin, TN; burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Franklin, TN


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pp. 99-100  [AotW citation 17556]