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Peyton Randolph Bailey - Captured Gettysburg

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard N. Holden Aug 25, 2015. 3 Replies

Jim AveryPeyton R. Bailey (1839 - 1914) On August 7, 1861, Peyton enlisted as a Private in the 2nd MS, Infantry, Co. E, and was appointed 2nd Lt. on June 27, 1862. Company E - Calhoun Rifles -…Continue

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Miers, Casey, Smith, Beach, Wallace and Johnson.
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
USA & Ireland, UK, Scotland
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Intermediate Family History Researcher

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At 12:54pm on December 2, 2012, Lynne Darrouzet said…

It's been a number of years but you may be able to reach her at I don't recall what else was covered in the book. Good luck.

At 4:56pm on December 1, 2012, Lynne Darrouzet said…

Hi Cheryl, I don't have a copy of the book, only Pat Johnson did. I did the research on the Morton line.

At 8:36pm on November 29, 2012, Jim Avery said…

Hi Cheryl - That was interesting reading about the 2nd Mississippi I found one website where it told about the fighting on July 1st.  Harry Pfantz' book The First Day has some good maps and I will scan them when I get my scanner working again. The 2nd Miss. came onto the field as part of General A P Hill's corps and were north of an unfinished railroad on the west side of town. They initially had great success chasing Union forces in front of them. The railroad cut through a hill at this point and the 2nd Ms. was caught in there by the 6th Wisconsin and it was either surrender or be slaughtered.  So they surrendered. Here is a simple map of July 1st action 2nd Ms would be in the red band northeast of the unfinished railroad. I am going to Gettysburg tomorrow and Saturday to work and will run out there and shoot some pictures. Probably will be Saturday since I have to come right home after my afternoon tour as tomorrow is bowling night. Saturday is supposed to be warm an d will take my dog with me. I have an afternoon tour and a night time tour. Here is a picture of the Mississippi monument

I work for the Farnsworth House in Gettysburg Friday and Saturday afternoon doing tours of hte house talking about the battle in that little corner of Gettysburg. I also am a ghost hunter and do those types of tours Saturday night when I am needed in the winter and do alot of them in the summer.

At 8:02pm on November 29, 2012, Jim Avery said…

Cheryl - That Bang the Drum Slowly is an Emmylou Harris song. The version on my page that you saw on my page was not done by me but one I found on You Tube and posted because it had family pictures. His version is a little different than Emmylou's because her version refers to "peace over Arlington" and the version you saw is about an Englishman and wouldn't be appropriate to mention Arlington.

At 3:31pm on November 29, 2012, Al Dawson said…

I have BEACH ancestry in New England.

At 1:44pm on November 27, 2012, Jim Avery said…

Hi I - was sitting in the chat room today reading profiles. (There is a list of people on line there.) It was interesting reading about your connection to Texas history and the photographs of your relatives. I work doing tours in Gettysburg and it is interesting meeting people who are so closely related to history and care about that history. (Did you have any relatives at Gettysburg?)



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