Bailey, William W.
Age: 37, credited to Hartford, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/7/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. H, 11th VT INF, wdd 6/23/64, tr to 26th Co. 2nd Btln, VRC 12/24/64, m/o 7/30/65
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Birth: 09/29/1825, Halifax, VT
Burial: Felchville Cemetery, Reading, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 112212060
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Frances M., 6/5/1901, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
2nd Great Granduncle of Lorraine C. Tice, Holland, VT
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Felchville Cemetery, Reading, VT
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U.S. Genl Hosptl Div. No 1.Dear Sister
Section 2 Ward No 10.
Dec 22d, 1864.
I am once more in the land of the living, and am thankfull for it. I was taken Prisoner on the 23d of June and Parolled on the 13th of this month. I have not been very tough all Summer. One of my Legs swelled up about a month ago and I have been so lame I could scarcely get around. But it is all for the best, I would not have been Parolled if I had not been lame. I am getting better now. I am in a large Building on the third floor, it is about 100 Yards from the Bay, is a very pleasant place. I get soft bread, Onions, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Oisters, Tea, Coffee and everything that a soldier could expect. I tell you the Southern Confederacy is a hard Country to live in. There were 50 of my company taken at the same time I was. There are 24 of then dead that I know of
and 4 more that I think are dead, 7 of them are still in the Confederacy. 8 of them Parolled, 4 took the Oath of Allegiance to the Reb. Government. I suppose Nathan is at Petersburgh yet. The last time I saw him was the night we crossed the James River. I don't know when I shall get back to the Regiment. I am Parolled and may be Exchanged in 10 days, and perhaps not in 10 Months. I suppose Mother has been worried a great deal about me in the past 6 Months and will be pleased to hear of my return. Tell her I am doing well here and get all the care and attention that anyone could expect. Give my regards to all that inquire. I wrote home a day or two ago.I am truly yours,W W Bailey
Contributed by Lorrain Tice. Transcribed by Wesley Ives and Lorraine Tice.
Transcribers notes: William is writing to his sister, Mary Jane Bailey Leonard, wife of Nathan D. Leonard, 3rd Vermont Infantry (Lorraine's 2nd great grandparents).
At the end of the letter, William said he 'wrote home,' meaning his wife, Frances M. Osgood Bailey, who lived in Reading.