John T. Bailey, Co. B. 29th WisconsinProvided by civilwarwisconsin
- Wednesday, 27 April 2011
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John Bailey and his brother, Joseph, of Milford, both enlisted Aug. 11, 1862 in Co. B, 29th Wisconsin. John received a disability discharge on April 11, 1864. Job Bailey mustered out June 5, 1865. Job moved to Little Suamico in Oconto County and died in Green Bay in 1906. John Bailey came to Wisconsin with his parents in 1830 from Pennsylvania. They lived in Watertown Township, Jefferson County. An old newspaper article said "the country was quite new, woods coming to the door, through which pathways and clearings had to be made; there was only one log house in Watertown, and they built a small shanty for temporary accommodate...wolves and wild animals surrounded them and came to the door at night, and the Indians at one time congregated so thickly as to scare the pioneers, but they were peaceable." John Bailey served in the 29th Wis. for 22 months and fell sick at New Orleans. He was brought home and the disease he contracted caused his death of consumption. Job Bailey was the 3rd great grandfather of Linda Norton, Welches, OR., who submitted his picture.
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