Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
J. O. Wright Bailey, WW1 Vet
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A Rich Heritage of Love for “Old Glory”

J. O. Wright Bailey                        H. C. Bailey

 Henry C. Bailey and his son, J. O. Wright Bailey, who is now in France, a member of Co. H. 23rd Engineers.   This is one of the fighting families of Baileys.  H. C. had a great-grandfather in the Revolutionary War; two grandfathers in the War of 1812; a brother in the Civil War; two sons in the Spanish-American War, one of who, J. O. W., is doing his bit in this war.  Harrison C. Bailey was in the Civil War, enlisting at Harrisburg in 1862.  He was wounded four times, one of these wounds resulting in the loss of his arm, and which caused his discharge.  He is one of the local representatives of the famous regiment; John Dailey being the other.
 There are people in this country who refer to their long line of English antecedents with pride—and justly, too.  Again there are people who remind you that they had a father and a brother in the Civil War, and again too, they have a lot to be proud of.  But just where is another example like this?
 H. C. Bailey, of this place, can boast of a great-grandfather who served in the Revolutionary War; two grandfathers who served in the was of 1812; a brother who served throughout the Civil War and came out a captain; two sons who were in the service during the Spanish-American was, one attaining the rank of sergeant, and a son who is now in training at Camp Glenburnie, Md.  And then Mr. Bailey was in the Civil War.  He enlisted in 1861 and was discharged from service in 1862.  He was wounded four times and one wound resulted in the amputation of an arm at the shoulder.
 This explains why he was discharged.  He was a member of Co. G, 1st Rifles, P. R. V. C., or the famous Bucktail Regiment of this state.
 The above picture shows Mr. Bailey and his son, J. O. Wright Bailey.  Wright Bailey, a member of Co. II, 23rd Engineers, although well below the age for draft, could not resist the “call” and left a good position so that he could again rally around Old Glory and help make the world safe for democracy.
 H. C. Bailey is a citizen any community would be proud to claim and none more so than Mansfield.  You know just where he stands on any question where the freedom he fought for is jeopardized, and he’s there with the goods when his services are needed.
 What better memorial could a family leave for itself that the war record of the Bailey

Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 11/20/2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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