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Confederate (CSV)


Merritt G. Bailes

(c. 1842 - 1887)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 22, with his brother John, he mustered as Private in Company K, 19th Virginia Infantry on 20 May 1861 at Hillsboro, VA. He was in a hospital in Charlottesville ill with the measles in July and August 1862 and in Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond and one in Charlottesville in March and April 1862, and returned to duty on 18 June.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 20 September 1862 at Keedysville, MD with no further military record.

References & notes

His service from Jordan1 via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His widow Margaret was living in Washington, DC by 1903.


c. 1842


03/27/1887; burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Gordonsville, VA


1   Jordan, Jr., Ervin I., and H. A. Thomas, Jr., 19th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987, roster  [AotW citation 24144]