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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Charles Justinº Bailey

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Tamaqua, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1876, to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 12, 1880.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., Oct. 1, 1880, to Nov. 14, 1881, — Ft. Canby, Wash., to Jan. 13, 1882, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal. (on detached service at Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Aug. 16 to Oct. 20, 1883, and on leave of absence, Apr. 16 to July 13, 1884), to Oct. 3, 1885, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Aug. 9, 1886, — and Artillery

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Jan. 14, 1888)

School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to July 15, 1888; on leave of absence, to Aug. 31, 1888; and in garrison at Ft. Mason, Cal., to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Hamilton, N. Y. H., to Oct., 1896 (Regimental Quartermaster, 1891‑95). — At Jackson Barracks, New Orleans, to July, 1897. — On detached service as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, at the University of Vermont, to April, 1898. — At Galveston, Tex., to April, 1899. — At Fort Preble, Me., to ––––

(Captain of Artillery, 7th Artillery, March 2, 1899)

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Preble, Me., to Dec., 1901; at Sandy Hook Proving Ground, Fort Hancock, N. J., to Aug., 1902; at Fort Totten, N. Y., Disbursing Officer, and on Torpedo Board, to

(Major, Coast Artillery, June 11, 1905)

Nov., 1904; at Jackson Barracks, La., to Nov., 1905; at Fort Monroe, Va., President Artillery Board, to March, 1906; at Washington, D. C., General Staff and Secretary Army War College to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery, Sept. 1, 1908)

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born June 21, 1859.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, June 11, 1905.

At Washington, D. C., on General Staff and Secretary of Army War College, to April, 1908; Senior Assistant to Chief of Coast Artillery to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Sept. 1, 1908)

March, 1911; at Galveston, Texas, commanding 1st Provisional Coast Artillery to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, March 11, 1911)

June, 1911; commanding Coast Defenses of Puget Sound to October,

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 10, 1913)

1913; at Fort Totten, N. Y., commanding North Atlantic Coast Artillery Corps District to September, 1914; en route to Manila, Sept. 25, to Nov. 3,  p290 1914; commanding Coast Defenses, Manila and Subig Bays, to April 15, 1917; commanding Philippine Department to August, 1917;

(Major-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

en route to U. S., Aug. 15 to Oct. 4, 1917; on detached service with American Expeditionary Forces in France, Nov. 24, 1917, to March 4, 1918; at Camp Jackson, S. C., commanding 81st Division and National Army Cantonment, to May 18, 1918; at Camp Sevier, S. C., commanding 81st Division and Camp to July 20, 1918; arrived in France with 81st Division, Aug. 18, 1918; and served with A. E. F. to May 29, 1919; at Fort Totten, N. Y., commanding Middle Atlantic Coast Artillery Corps District, July 21, 1919, to ––––

Commander of the Order of Leopold of Belgium; Officer of the Legion of Honor of France; awarded Croix de Guerre, with Palm; awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. He commanded the 81st Division with distinction throughout its operations, beginning October 1, 1918. The excellent conduct of this division was due, in a large measure, to his great military knowledge, energy, and zeal. He has shown qualities of able leader­ship and has rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces."

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 10, 1913.

Major-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917.

At Fort Totten, N. Y., commanding Middle Atlantic Coast Artillery Corps District, July 21, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Brigadier-General, Mar. 15, 1920.

July 18, 1921; at Camp Meade, Md., commanding 7th Division and Camp to July 26; at Fort Howard, Md., and at Baltimore, Md., commanding 3rd Corps Area to

Major-General, U. S. A., Oct. 6, 1921.

Dec. 1, 1922.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 1, 1922,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Awarded: Commander of the Order of Leopold of Belgium; Officer of the Legion of Honor of France; Croix de Guerre, with Palm.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Dec. 1, 1922.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 1 Dec 22.

Died Sep. 21, 1946, at Jamestown, N. Y.: Aged 87.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Bailey's birthplace is from his Person Authority Record at the National Archives.

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