These papers consist largely of letters from George A. Bailey to his family during the Civil War, 1861-1864, but also include
other family letters, 1840-1919, genealogical materials, deeds, and financial records. There is also a map Bailey drew of
his camp, 1861 December 25.
George Arthur Bailey was born in Massachusetts in 1841. He enlisted in the 1st. Massachusetts Infantry in 1861. He was wounded
in May 1862 and taken prisoner in July 1862. He was in Libby Prison until October 1862 when he was paroled and rejoined his
regiment. In January 1864 he was wounded at Gettysburg and in March was commissioned Capt. of Company H, 37th U.S. Colored
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