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Confederate (CSV)


William Adolphus Bailey

(1844 - 1929)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted at age 18 in Morganton, NC in Company D, 6th North Carolina Infantry on 20 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 16 September 1862 at Boonsboro, MD.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware until paroled, then exchanged 10 November 1862 at Aiken’s Landing, VA. We was wounded in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 4 May 1863. He was again captured in Pennsylvania, on the Gettysburg Campaign, on 5 July 1863 and again held at Fort Delaware. He was transferred to Point Lookout, MD on 18 October 1863. He was paroled and exchanged at City Point, VA on 20 March 1864. He was wounded again, in action at Winchester, VA on 19 September 1864. He was paroled at War’s end at Burkeville, VA between 14 and 17 April 1865.

After the War

He was a farmer for most of his life, and lived in the Old Soldier's Home in Raleigh "for a number of years".

References & notes

Basic information from Iobst1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of a brief obituary and a post-War photo of him. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the volume, extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.




01/25/1929; Raleigh, NC; burial in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morganton, NC


1   Iobst, Richard William, and Louis H. Manarin, Wade Lucas, The Bloody Sixth : the Sixth North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, Raleigh: North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission, 1965, pp. 335 - 346  [AotW citation 6337]