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Federal (USV)


James Bailey

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 25 year old laborer, he enlisted on 17 May 1861 in Buffalo, NY to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company H, 21st New York Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 April 1862 and to Sergeant on 1 July.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from the Adjutant General2 and his New York Muster Roll Extract, online from fold3.


c. 1836 in ENGLAND


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 16215]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 179  [AotW citation 28221]