• Created Date
  • 1861-1915
  • Description
  • Adelbert Bailey was born in Amherst, Mass. and served in the Civil War as a sergeant in the 31st Mass. Infantry. In 1869 he married Juliet Metcalf of Williamsburg, Mass., and they lived in Williamsburg for the rest of their long lives. Mr. Bailey was the last living Civil War veteran in the town. The left photograph above, a tintype, shows him in late 1861 or early 1862, after he entered the army. The middle picture, another tintype, shows him... more
    Adelbert Bailey was born in Amherst, Mass. and served in the Civil War as a sergeant in the 31st Mass. Infantry. In 1869 he married Juliet Metcalf of Williamsburg, Mass., and they lived in Williamsburg for the rest of their long lives. Mr. Bailey was the last living Civil War veteran in the town. The left photograph above, a tintype, shows him in late 1861 or early 1862, after he entered the army. The middle picture, another tintype, shows him with his bride in 1869, and the third photograph shows him as a Grand Army of the Republic veteran in September 1915. The three images together, arranged as shown, measure 4.5 x 9 inches. Part of the Williamsburg, Mass., Historical Society, Historic Photographs Collection. Item dated: ~1861/1869/1915. Photographers unknown. less
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  • Photographs
  • Rights
  • Permission to publish the image must be obtained from the Williamsburg Historical Society by writing to ddarienzo@cwmars.org or Meekins@cwmars.org. The Williamsburg Historical Society, Williamsburg, Mass., must be credited as the original source of the item for all use. Contact host institution for more information.