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Confederate (CSV)

Private

C. Armstrong Bailey

(? - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He had been appointed Captain and aide-de-camp in the Southern Guard militia at Columbus, Georgia in November 1861.

On the Campaign

Fellow soldier Theodore Fogle reported 'Armstrong Bailey was as cool as if he was shooting squirrels. He was some sixty or seventy yards on my right [above the Lower Bridge over the Antietam, on 17 September] in charge of a party of sharp shooters.'

The rest of the War

Mortally wounded in action at Gettysburg in July 1863.

References & notes

The quote above is in a letter from Private Theodore T Fogle to his parents of 28 September 1862. It is now in Fogle Papers at Emory University [finding aid]. Fogle also mentions visiting Bailey in the Division Hospital after Gettysburg. His death notice from a Columbus, Georgia History online in PDF from the Digital Library of Georgia.

Death

1863 Gettsyburg, PA