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Joseph Bailey
Birth: May 6, 1825
Death: Mar. 21, 1867, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. Born in Pennsville, Ohio, he was a civil engineer at the start of the Civil War, when he enlisted in the Union Army. Appointed Captain of Company D, in the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment, he contributed to the Union Army's engineering activities in support of the Seige of Port Hudson. Bailey's engineering skills during the Red River Campaign considered the reason the campaign did not result in the loss of the entire 30,000-man Army of the Gulf. In June 1864, he was promoted Colonel assigned to command the Engineer Brigade in the XIX Corps and commanded the District of West Florida, until November when he was promoted Brigadier General. For the remainer of the war, he take charge of the District of Baton Rouge, Port Hudson and a engineer brigade for a corps in the Military Division of West Mississippi. For his service to the Union, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he moved with his wife and children to Vernon County Missouri, where he was elected sheriff. Near Nevada, Missoui, he was shot and killed by two brothers he had arrested but failed to disarm, for stealing a hog. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Mary Spaulding Bailey (1825 - 1891)*
 
 Children:
  Jabez W. Bailey (1857 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Fort Scott
Bourbon County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 2
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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Rest in peace, Brother Bailey. Thanks for your service to our country. Honor, Integrity, and Brotherhood.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014

- Sunshine>♥<
 Added: Mar. 20, 2014
Thanks for saving so many lives and I hope those 2 brothers were brought to justice.
- Ed. McConnell
 Added: Jul. 13, 2013
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