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Gantt's 9th Cavalry Co.A

Posted by joshuacross 
Gantt's 9th Cavalry Co.A
November 28, 2011 07:04AM
My Maury County realtive Joshua Bailey was a Sgt in Gantt's 9th Cavalry Co. A. His unit was captured at Ft donelson and transported via train to Camp Harrison- Terre Haute Indiana. Three of Co. A. soldier died from thypoid fever and bureid in Woodlawn Cemetery there. I just discovered that three articles appeared in the Tribune-Star newspaper from Terre Haute on May 28 and june 5 and 12 , 2011 about Camp Harrison and listed names of 11 member of Gantt's troops from various companies that died. Joshua outlived this ordeal and returned to Columbia and was Mayor for a short period of time and Master Mason. Died in Sept 1890 and buried in rosehill Cemetery. Talley Bailey- second cousin twice removed.