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Joseph B. Bailey
Private, Confederate States of America Army
Maryland State Flag
Courtesy of Paula Lucy Delosh: December 2006

Joseph B. Bailey was born in 1848 at Heathsville,Northumberland County,Virginia. He entered service at Richmond on November 23,1864 and served under Captain William Dement, Company D, 1st Maryland, Light Artillery. In the Battle of Dutch Gap and Drewry's Bluff on the James River, he taken prisoner of war. Paroled at Appomattox on April 9,1865 and Oath of Armesty taken May 29th,1865.

After the war, he was a dry goods merchant in Washington, D.C. and the father of Ralph B.Bailey. Lived at 413 6th Street,Washington, D.C. SW and was a Member of Camp# 171,Confederate Veterans.

Before he entered the service he received a $60.00 bounty from the Quartermaster, CSA. on November 12,1862 at Richmond, Virginia.



The 1880 United States Census reports that he resided in Washington, D.C. and that living with him were his wife, Kate Bailey, age 32 and born in Virginia; his son Ralph B, age 2 and born at Washington, D.C.; and his sister, Bettie E. Bailey, age 30, and born in Virginia.  He was listed as a dry goods salesman.

BAILEY, JOSEPH B
PVT 1ST MD BATTY, CSA
DATE OF DEATH: 06/13/1926
BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE  SITE 143-A

JB Bailey Gravesite PHOTO
 Photo Courtesy of Roxsanne Wells-Layton, June 2006


Posted: 25 June 2006 Updated: 31 December 2006