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Federal (USV)


Joseph Henry Bailey

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 19 year old tailor in Middletown, PA, he enlisted on 18 April 1861 in Dauphin County and mustered into service as a Private, Company G, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves on 27 July in Washington, DC.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at a field hospital on the Hoffman Farm near the battlefield on 19 September 1862.

References & notes

His service information from Bates1 and the Card File,2 both of which say he was killed outright on 17 September. Hospital and death details from a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


09/19/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11676]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 30076]