Died at Pilot Knob, Missouri, on the morning of January 9, 1862, after a short but severe illness, Lieutenant Arthur Lee Bailhache, Adjutant of the Thirty eighth Regiment Illinois Volunteers, in the 23d year of his age.
Headquarters 38th Regt. Ill. Vols.
Pilot Knob, Mo., Jan. 9, 1862.
It has become the painful duty of the undersigned to announce to the regiment the death of Lieutenant and Adjutant Arthur Lee Bailhache. To the officers and men of this regiment any eulogium on the character of deceased would be superfluous. As a man, he was noble, generous and true; as an officer, he was faithful and energetic in the discharge of his duties; as a soldier, he was "without fear and without reproach." If he had a bad fault, none could see it, his virtues were visible in every personal and official relation. Long will we mourn the loss of this young officer. His example may be followed by all young men. To the relatives and friends of the deceased, let us extend our heartfelt sympathies.
Daily Illinois State Journal
January 11, 1862, Saturday, page 2
We deeply regret to learn the death of Arthur Lee Bailhache, Adjutant of Colonel Carlin's 38th Illinois Infantry. His decease took place yesterday at Pilot Knob, after a brief and distressing illness. Mr. Bailhache was the youngest son of the late Judge John Bailhache, of Alton, and brother to our associate, Mr. Wm. H. Bailhache. He was a most estimable and worthy young man, and already gave evidence of a high order of practical talent. Upon the breaking out of the rebellion, he at once went forward to Cairo with our Illinois troops and acted there as Commissary of Subsistence to the three months volunteers. Subsequently he was appointed Adjutant of Colonel Carlin's regiment, and for his bravery and gallantry at the battle of Fredericktown, was mentioned in the official report of the engagement. At the time of his death he was Acting Assistant Adjutant General of the Army, at Pilot Knob.
The body of Adjutant Bailhache, in charge of his brother, will arrive here tomorrow and his funeral will probably take place on Sunday.
Daily Illinois State Journal
January 10, 1862, Friday, page 3
The remains of Lieut. Arthur Lee Bailhache, who died at Post Pilot Knob, Mo., January 9, 1862, at the age of 22 years and nine months, were removed from the old Hutchinson Cemetery yesterday, April 26 and interred near General Haynie's monument at Oak Ridge Cemetery. He was Adjutant of the Thirty-eighth Regiment Illinois Volunteers at the time of his death.
Illinois State Journal, 27 April 1881, page 6, Wednesday
The remains of Arthur L. Bailache have been removed from the old Hutchinson Cemetery to Oak Ridge.
Illinois State Register, 28 April 1881, page 4, Thursday
*This information is from two news articles in two different newspapers. There is no record in the interment books for this soldier and no headstone.
Name: Arthur Lee Bailhache
Unit: 38th Illinois Infantry
Birth Date: Abt 1839
War: Civil War
War Years: 1861-1865
Period: 3 YRS
Muster In Age: 22
Muster In Date: 15 Aug 1861
Muster In Place: Camp Butler, IL
Remarks: DIED JAN 1862 OF DISEASE
Residence Place: Springfield, Sangamon CO, IL
Record Source: Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls