Bailey, Jehial S. Jr.
Age: 22, credited to Waterville, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/24/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd VT INF, pr CPL, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, m/o 7/29/64
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Birth: 05/01/1839, Cleveland, OH
Burial: South Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French/June Dodge
Findagrave Memorial #: 42019992
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/2/1896
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Jehial S. Bailey
News & Citizen: JUNE 29, 1912
DEATH OF JEHIAL S. BAILEY
The rapidly depleting ranks of the veterans of the Civil War suffer another loss by the death of Jehial S. Bailey, which occurred on Thursday, June 27, after a long illness from diabetes.
Mr. Bailey was born in Cleveland, O., May 1, 1838, but came to Vermont in childhood. He lived with his uncle, the late John Codding, then of Waterville, until he enlisted, at the age of 23, at Waterville, in response to President Lincoln's first call for troops, for three years service or during the war. He was enrolled in Co. H., 2nd Vt., and showed in his army service not only bravery, but intelligrnt usefulness. In a time when the services were marked with disreguard of sanitary precautions, he observed them as scrupulously as he did the orders of the day.The result was that his entire term of services was marked with no disabling illness, and he was never off duty, even at a time when half his reiment was lying ill in the swamps of the Chickahominy from diseases incident to hard campaigning.
He was in every engagement in which his regiment took part in until the Battle of Spottsylvania, where at the famous "Bloody Angle" he was wounded severely, a bullet passing through his chest and one lung. The wound kept him in the hospital for nearly six months., and several times while in the hospital he barely excaped fatal hemorrhages by the breaking of blood vessls lying in the crevice of the wound.When finally discharged from the hospital his condition forbade his return to the service, and he was honorably mustered out of the service.
In 1868 Mr. Bailey bought a farm in South Cambridge, which he carried on until increasing disability, largely a result of his wound, obliged him to give up hard labor. He has since resided in Stowe and Hyde Park, coming to Johnson about six years ago, where he has since lived.
Mr. Bailey was a man of strictest moral princaples in all his dealings with others. he was a strict in his personal habits. He came out of his long army career with no vices. He never used tobacco and did not know the taste of acholoc liquors, total abstinence being with him a matter of princple.
The funeral services were held from the home of his sister, Mrs. Smith Hebb, where he died on Saturday morning.. The burial was in South Cambridge in the family lot. Rev. G.F. Crawford officiated. H.M. Maxfield was funreral director.
Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were, Robert Bailey of Boston, Mr. &.Mrs. Henry Manchester of Cambridge, Mrs Ellen J. Dickinson and Mrs. William Hebb of Jeffersonville, and Mrs. Emily Codding of Morrisville.
Submitted by: Deanna French.