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Rice W. Bailey
Second Lieutenant, Confederate States of America Army
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Courtesy of Bill Furr: October 2006

Rice W. Bailey was born in October 1836 in Albemarle County, Virginia, son of Rice G. Bailey, a hotel keeper.

He enlisted as a Sergeant 2nd Class on April 1, 1861 at the age of 21 in Company A, 19th Virginia Infantry on May 12, 1861. He was promoted to Full Junior Lieutenant 2nd Class on February 13, 1862, and retired from Company A, 19th Virginia Infantry on April 29, 1862. His father also enlisted in the 19th Virginia.

Following the war he worked as a clerk in a hotel owned by his father in Fredericksville Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia. He married Susan A. about 1868 and they had six children.  Prior to his death he and his wife ran a hotel in Washington, D.C. They are buried together in Arlington National Cemetery.


Rice W. Bailey was born in 1839 at Albemarle, Virginia

BAILEY, RICE W
CO A)19TH VA INF C.S
DATE OF DEATH: 04/08/1915
BURIED AT: SECTION 18  SITE 248-A

BAILEY, SUSAN A W/O RICE W
DATE OF DEATH: 04/08/1915
BURIED AT: SECTION CONF  SITE 248-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF RW BAILEY, 2LT CO A 17 VA INF CSA

RW Balley Gravesite PHOTO
 Photo Courtesy of Roxsanne Wells-Layton, June 2006


Posted: 30 June 2006 Updated: 29 October 2006