Turner S. Bailey diary, 1863

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Turner S. Bailey diary, 1863


Soldiers; Military life; Military training; Military cookery; Infantry; Battlefields; Campaigns & battles; Military camps; Troop movements; War; War casualties; Military discharges

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863; Champion Hill, Battle of, Miss., 1863

Bailey, Turner S., 1841-1913

United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1864). Company A

United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Mississippi



Bailey, of Epworth, Iowa, was mustered into the 3rd Iowa Infantry, Company A in June 1861. In 1863 the company was assigned to Memphis. They took an active part in the siege of Vicksburg, and were part of Sherman's expedition to drive Confederate troops out of Jackson, Miss. Bailey lost his arm as the result of injuries sustained at Champion Hill, and was discharged for his disability, receiving a gift of $152 from his comrades in gratitude for his service and sacrifice.


Bailey, Turner S., 1841-1913


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