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Confederate (CSV)


William F. Bailey

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 21 year old laborer at Sharp Top in Cherokee County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861 at Big Shanty, GA.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the right shoulder and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 29 September 1862 in the US 2nd Division, 2nd Corps field hospital on the Hoffman Farm - the Hoffman House hospital - at Sharpsburg. His widow Milbry filed for his final pay in March 1863.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Death detail also in a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860; his middle name may have been Freeman.

He married Milbry/Millberry (?, c. 1842-) in or before 1860.


c. 1839 in GA


09/29/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 2, p. 1033  [AotW citation 30028]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30029]