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Edward Lyon Bailey

  • Birth 10 Dec 1841 Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 12 Mar 1930 Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Burial Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Memorial ID 7722470

Civil War Union Army Officer. Served in the Civil War as a officer in the 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, rising from Captain of Company I to Colonel and commander of the unit. He commanded the regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg, where it was detached from his brigade to bolster the Union forces in the Peach Orchard along Emmitsburg Road. It put up a strong but futile defense, suffering 44 men killed before being pushed back by superior Confederate forces. At the time of the Battle he was only 22 years of age.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 30 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7722470
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Lyon Bailey (10 Dec 1841–12 Mar 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7722470, citing Piscataquog Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .