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Bailey Right Massengill
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1843
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 1917
North Carolina, USA

2009 Ed's Roots, Ed on the Web, Updated: November 14, 2007: 5:00 pm's%20Roots/Ed's%20Roots%20Index.html

2009 -- information on Ed Massengill's website, "Ed on the Web""...great-grandfather Bailey Right Massengill, who was 18 at the time the Civil War started in April of 1861, wanted to enlist in the Confederate army. Because he was under 21, he needed parental permission. His father refused permission so Bailey lied about his age. He and his brother George entered the service on the same day sometime between May and September of 1861." "Grandpa Bailey Right was placed in the Lone Star Boys 24th Regiment, Company E. George was placed in a unit organized in Weldon, NC in July of 1861 and was ordered to the Army of the Kanawha in what is now West Virginia. On October 15, 1861 George died of disease at Lewisburg, VA (now WVA)." "...grandpa Bailey Right had eventually deserted, married, returned to service, and then deserted again. By the time of the second desertion the war was almost over and he was never pursued." Ed describes a search through's newspaper archives, and how he found Bailey R Massengill of Company E in The North Carolina Standard, 8 October 1862, under Confederate casualties; Battle of Sharpsburg, Maryland, 17 September 1862; listed as severely injured. He then describes his shock when he discoveres that this particular battle was famous: "To my shock I learned that this battle in Sharpsburg was actually the famous battle of Antietam (pronounced ahn-TEE-tum): the first major Civil War engagement on Northern soil and bloodiest day of the Civil war. " Ed then checked the another entry for the same newspaper, for "B R Massengill." He was listed as injured sometime between May 12th and May 16th 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA..."30,000 Union troops had mounted an offensive against Richmond. 18,000 Confederate troops drove them back. In that four-day battle grandpa Bailey Right's regiment had five men die, one reported missing, and 80 injured.One month before this second injury, he and Grandma Julia conceived their first child, Sir William." "I'm convinced that grandpa Bailey Right could hold his head high regarding his service in the Civil War. He voluntarily entered the service two years before he was eligible, lost an older brother who contracted a fatal disease while in service, was severely injured on the bloodiest day of the Civil War when he was only 19, and was injured again when his wife was one month pregnant

2009 -- information on Ed Massengill's website {Herman Edward Massengill Jr}
Updated: June 17, 2008: 4:00 pmPages 57-60; The Massengills of Johnston County Vol. II
born 2/11/1843; died 9/29/1917; burried Massengill Cemetery;
Married Julia Ann Little 12/15/1864; Julia born 3/4/1842; died 2/28/1916;
Bailey and Julia had 4 sons and 3 daughters.'s%20Roots/Massengill/Bailey%20Right%20Massengill%20Family%20Tree.html 
Family links: 
  Julia Ann Little Massengill (1843 - 1916)*
  Sir William Massengill*
  Thaney Massengill Capps (1867 - 1935)*
  Thomas Right Massengill (1877 - 1940)*
  James Preston Massengill (1881 - 1962)*
  Donna F Massengill (1884 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Massengill Cemetery
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Jan 09, 2010
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Bailey Right Massengill
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