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Henry Allen Bailey
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1852
Foster
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Bailey enlisted into the US Army on October 24, 1872 at Springfield MA. He was described as 5'7", grey eyes, brown hair with a fair complexion. His civilian occupation was listed as blacksmith.

On July 5, 1873, Bailey reported for duty at Ft Snelling MN & was assigned to Company I, 7th US Cavalry. Company I was commanded by Capt Myles Keogh.

At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Company I was attached to Custer's Battalion. Sometime during the fighting Bailey was killed.

After the battle Bailey's body was not identified. It is likely that his unidentified remains were buried where they had been found on the battlefield.

In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill.

Just before departing on the campaign that would lead to his death, Bailey wrote to his sister "We expect to go after Sitting Bull and his cutthroats, and if old Custer gets after him he will give him the fits for all the boys are spoiling for a fight." 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry F Bailey (1829 - 1909)
  Hannah Boswell Bailey (1829 - 1916)
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Allen Bailey (____ - 1876)*
  Henry Allen Bailey (1852 - 1876)
  Henry A Bailey (1852 - 1876)*
  Eugene A Bailey (1854 - 1913)*
  Walter E Bailey (1857 - 1858)*
  Lizzie A Bailey Wing (1859 - 1933)*
  Irwin Boswell Bailey (1862 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Mass Grave Last Stand Hill
 
Created by: Randy
Record added: Oct 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16165500
Henry Allen Bailey
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Henry Allen Bailey
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Henry Allen Bailey
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- aye ain't
 Added: Oct. 24, 2013
Rest in Peace.
- Elsie Celestino
 Added: Jun. 30, 2013

- John
 Added: Jun. 27, 2013
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