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Confederate (CSV)


John T. Bailes

(1830 - 1891)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 31, with his brother Merritt, he mustered as Private in Company K, 19th Virginia Infantry on 20 May 1861 at Hillsboro, VA. He was wounded (accident?) in the leg in Albemarle County, VA on 19 October 1861 and in a hospital in Charlottesville. He returned to duty on 20 March 1862. He was again in hospitals in April and May, in Richmond and Charlottesville, for nephritis and spinal disease, and returned to his Company on 18 June.

On the Campaign

He was probably 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. Personal details from family genealogists.

He married Amanda E. Baber (1835-?) in 1859 and they had a daughter Lillian Hall (1860-1946). He married again, Margaret A. Pearce (1844-?) in 1870, and they had a son William Luther (1871-1925).




06/26/1891; Charlottesville, VA


1   Jordan, Jr., Ervin I., and H. A. Thomas, Jr., 19th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987, roster  [AotW citation 24145]