1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 12, 2019 2:16 PM by Becca Simons

    Searching for Pvt. Henry Baily, Civil War


      Seeking information about Pvt. Henry Baily, Co I, 63rd Ind. Inf. from Wright County, Missouri? Seems to be something significant about the date August 1, 1862.

        • Re: Searching for Pvt. Henry Baily, Civil War

          Dear Ms. Turner,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          For records pertaining to Private Henry Baily, we suggest that you request a copy of his Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR). CMSR contains basic information about the Civil War soldier's military career and consist of an envelope (a jacket) containing one or more cards. These cards typically indicate that the soldier was present or absent during a certain period of time. Other cards may indicate the date of enlistment and discharge, amount of bounty paid him, and other information such as wounds received during battle or hospitalization for injury or illness. The soldier's place of birth may be indicated; if foreign born, only the country of birth is stated. The CMSR may contain an internal jacket for so-called "personal papers" of various kinds. These may include a copy of the soldier's enlistment paper, papers relating to his capture and release as a prisoner of war, or a statement that he had no personal property with him when he died. The CMSR rarely indicates battles in which a soldier fought.


          The CMSRs are in the custody of the National Archives at Washington, DC (RDT1). Please contact RDT1 via email at archives1reference@nara.gov. These records are also available on ancestry.com for a fee and/or familysearch.org for free. Or you may view the records that have been digitized online at one NARA's facilities for free via ALIC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/.


          According to the Library of Congress Civil War timeline, these are the events of 1862.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck on your research!


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