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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Walter Bailey

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company A, 61st Georgia Infantry on 27 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He died at Line's Farm Hospital. Originally buried "west of George Line's house in his new ground along side of an old white oak tree near his pond" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as W. Bailey. Service details online by Fincham2, from Lilian Henderson’s Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, l86l-l865, Hapeville: Longino & Porter (1959-1964), Vol. 6. - who says he was killed at Sharpsburg on the 17th.

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4545]

2   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/rosters/roster2/61st_inf_regt_rost_a.html  [AotW citation 13258]