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Federal (USV)


Ira C. Bailey

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From North Canaan, CT, he enlisted on 23 April 1861 and mustered as Private, Company E, 2nd Connecticut Infantry. He mustered out on 7 August 1861 in New Haven then re-enlisted, mustering as Sergeant, Company I, 11th Connecticut Infantry on 1 December 1861. He was reduced to Private on 6 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 28 April 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service information from Ingersoll2 and the Record.3


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 120  [AotW citation 16214]

2   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pg. 493  [AotW citation 20559]

3   State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889, pg. 462  [AotW citation 20560]