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Sgt John Peter Bailey
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1841
Newton Falls
Trumbull County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1865
Newton Falls
Trumbull County
Ohio, USA

Sgt, Co. F, 6th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, US Army.

US Civil War
Enlisted with the Union Army as a Sgt in the Cavalry: 15 October 1862.
Captured by the CSA on 1 October 1864.
Incarcerated in Salisbury, North Carolina prison camp.
Paroled and given over to Union authorities: 28 February 1865.
Hospitalized in Annapolis, Maryland: 1 March 1865.
Granted a furlough: 20 March 1865.
Died at home on 31 March 1865.

He was not married and had no children.
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John Peter Bailey, Company F, 6th Ohio Cavalry with His Mother & Father.
Tintype 1/6 plates, tinted, March 31, 1865.

Burns, Stanley P., and Burns, Elizabeth A. "Sleeping Beauty II. Grief, Bereavement, and the Family in Memorial Photography. American and European Traditions." Plates 43 and 44. New York: Archive Press. March 2002.

Reuben and Rebecca Bailey pose with their deceased son, John Peter Bailey, a Union soldier and victim of the Confederate prison system. Bailey enlisted as a Sergeant in the Cavalry in 1863. He was captured on October 1, 1864, and incarcerated in the notorious Salisbury, North Carolina prison camp. He was paroled and given over to Union authorities on February 28, 1865, and then hospitalized at Annapolis, Maryland for ten days. Granted a furlough on March 20, 1865, he returned home and died there on March 31, 1865, from the effects of starvation and intestinal disease. Sergeant Bailey succumbed just nine days before Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9, 1865, ending the US Civil War. The US Civil War resulted in more casualties than all three American wars combined up to Vietnam. Over 625,000 Americans died—one in four who served. Only one-third (about 210,000) died from war wounds. The remainder (some 415,000 deaths) died from disease. There were over 450,000 wounded and over 1,000,000 contracted intestinal, lung, and parasitic disease. Most of the soldiers were buried in cemeteries around the battlefield or near hospitals in which they died. The two tintype photographs of Sgt Bailey with his mother and father are the only known postmortem memorial images of a US Civil War soldier in uniform.
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 Parents:
  Reuben Bailey (1811 - 1894)
  Rebeca Mahnenschmidt Bailey (1821 - 1869)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary A. Bailey Ramaila (1841 - 1874)*
  John Peter Bailey (1841 - 1865)
  Susanna Bailey Sechler (1844 - 1932)*
  Ellen B. Bailey Silvernail (1856 - 1931)*
  Freeman George Bailey (1859 - 1929)*
  Rose Bailey Hewitt (1862 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lutheran Cemetery
Newton Falls
Trumbull County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Susan Lewis Arday
Record added: Aug 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96045142
Sgt John Peter Bailey
Added by: Susan Lewis Arday
 
Sgt John Peter Bailey
Added by: Susan Lewis Arday
 
Sgt John Peter Bailey
Added by: Susan Lewis Arday
 
 
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In memory
- Sue Allen
 Added: Nov. 13, 2012

- Susan Lewis Arday
 Added: Aug. 26, 2012
 
 
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