Bailey, Myron W.
Age: 25, credited to Richford, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, CPL, Co. H, 3rd VT INF, m/o 2/5/62
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Birth: 02/09/1835, Waterville, VT
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jim Fouts
Findagrave Memorial #: 74551048
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/17/1862; widow Mary L., 3/27/1899
College?: ALS 59
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
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Bailey, Myron W., of Saint Albans, VT, son of Richard and Sally (Barrows) Bailey, was born at Waterville, Feb. 9, 1837.
Commencing his education at the common schools, and at the Bakersfield Academy he afterwards attended the People's Academy at Morrisville, where he prepared for college, but ill health obliged him to resign his hope of a liberal education. In the spring of 1857 he commenced the study of law in the office of Hon. Homer E. Royce, and continued the same under Waldo Brigham until the summer of 1858, when he entered the law department of the University of Albany, where he graduated in May, 1859, and was admitted as an attorney and counselor at law in the supreme court at Albany, N. Y., and at the April term was admitted to the bar of Franklin county. He then commenced the practice of his profession at Bridport and continued until June, 1861.
When the war began he determined to serve his country, and enlisted in Co. H, 3d Regt. Vt. Vols., and was mustered into service July 16, 1861, and soon after went to the front with his regiment, which was stationed near the Chain Bridge. He was present at the battle of Lewinsville, Va., Sept. 11, 1861, but in the last of the month while on picket duty he was severely wounded in the lower part of the back, the result of which was a paralysis of the lower limbs, and he was discharged Feb. 5, 1862.
He has held many town offices and has been judge of probate for Franklin county and district from Dec. 1, 1867, up to the present time, and was railroad commissioner from 1872 to 1878.
He is a member of the Masonic order, and is a past officer of Missisquoi Lodge, No. 9.
Judge Bailey married Mary L., daughter of Sherman W. and Catharine Sears. Their children are: Carrie M. (wife of E. W. Thompson), and Katharine S. (wife of Eben E. McLeod).
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 10.
Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1871, ii:425
Myron W. Bailey, although credited to the town of Richford, where he was engaged in the practice of law, when the war broke out, is a native of Montgomery. Through his exertions a large proportion of the enlistments in Co. H., 3d regiment, were made, and although not a commissioned officer, he was none the less deserving. He was mustered into service, corporal of company H., 3d regt. He was mustered into service corporal of company H, 3d regiment, July 16,'61 and received injuries in the line of duty, the following winter, which necessitated his discharge, Feb.5,'62. His injuries were of the spinal column and his lower limbs became totally and permanently paralyzed, which confirms him an invalid for all time. Through the opposition of some of his superior officers, his pension was delayed for a number of years; but he now obtains for total disability. He has exhibited a will and energy of a high order in contending against his misfortunes, and moves himself about with artificial supports of his own contrivance, strapped to his lower limbs, with the aid of crutches. Mr, Bailey is Judge of Probate of Franklin County, having been first elected in September 1867.
Submitted By: Deanna French.