C. Armstrong BaileyHome State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had been appointed Captain and aide-de-camp in the Southern Guard militia at Columbus, Georgia in November 1861.
In the Antietam 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 remainder of the War:
Mortally wounded in action at Gettysburg in July 1863.
References, Sources, and other 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 Place: Gettsyburg, PA
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