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Calvin Bailey (September 1844 - June 19, 1912) served as a private in Company B, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Calvin Bailey, ca. 1900.

Personal life

Calvin Bailey was born in September 1844 in Yancey County, North Carolina to Hiram and Sarah (Deyton) Bailey. He married first Myra [last name unknown] (b. abt 1845) with whom he had at least six children.[1] He married second Ellen Carrie Allen (1873-1958) with whom he had four children.[2]

Civil War service

Bailey enlisted as a private in Company M on September 23, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in May 3, 1864 at Gallatin, Tennessee. He was transferred to Company B on May 16, 1864 by order of Colonel Miller. His brother, Dobson, also served in Company B.

He is described as 20 years old, 6' tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Bailey is listed as present for duty for which muster roll records have survived.

Bailey mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $65.11 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

After the war, Bailey returned to his home in North Carolina. He moved to Missouri between 1880 and 1890. Bailey then moved to Portland, Oregon between 1900 and 1910.[3]

He applied for an invalid's pension on November 11, 1890. Bailey died June 19, 1912 in Taney County, Missouri and is buried at Protem Cemetery in Protem, Missouri.


  1. 1880 U.S. Census, Township No. 5, Yancey County, North Carolina.
  2. 1900 U.S. Census, Big Creek Township, Taney County, Missouri.
  3. How he came to die in Missouri is unknown.

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