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Confederate (CSV)


William Presley Bailey

(1841 - 1905)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 20 year old student from a farm family in the Union District, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 15th South Carolina Infantry about 1 September 1861. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in Tippah County, Mississippi in 1871 and died there in 1905.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 which has him as W.P.H. Bailey, and says he died of wounds on South Mountain, and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

He married F. L. Bennett (b. 1847) in November 1871.


08/1841 in SC


1905; Jonesborough, MS


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company B, 15th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24831]