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Bailey (George A.) Papers
M0022.C  
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Description
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.
Background
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 Troops.
Extent
.4 Linear Feet (1 box, 202 items)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.