|1||1850||Hastings, Dakota Co, Minnesota||trader|
|from 1852 to 1858||Hastings, Dakota Co, Minnesota||townsite developer|
|4||1856 and 1857||Hastings, Dakota Co, Minnesota||newspaper publisher|
|5||1856 and 1857||MTC, St Paul, Minnesota||Councilman, 6th District|
|6||from 1857 to 29 Aug 1857||MCCASP, Ramsey Co, Minnesota||delegate from Dakota County|
|7||1857 and 1858||Minnesota State Senate, SP, Minnesota||Senator, 3rd District|
|8||2 Apr 1857||Dakota Co, Minnesota||Buys Land, 80 acres|
|from Apr 1862 to 1865||5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry||Military Service|
|29 Oct 1863||Brown's Ferry, LV, HC, Tennessee||1st Lieutenant, Died|
|29 Oct 1863||CNC, Hamilton Co, Tennessee||Buried|
SOURCES FOR THE ABOVE INFORMATION
1. Riverroads Staff
A Look At Hastings and Miesville, Minnesota
"In 1850 Alexis Bailly and his son, Henry were the first American settlers in Hastings. They obtained government approval for a
trading post on the west bank of the Missisissippi River in Indian territory. Henry was sent here at the request of his father to keep
hold of the proposed site and be ready on the spot as the first claimant. He opened up the Old Buckhorn trading post and kept
enough calicos and trinkets to trade with the Indians to keep his license."
Hastings, Minnesota - History
"- 1853 - The future city was given a new name by the major landowners. Alexis Bailly, Henry G. Bailly, Alexander Faribault and
Henry Hastings Sibley placed names in a hat. Hastings was drawn."
3. Riverroads Staff
A Look At Hastings and Miesville, Minnesota
"Alexis and Henry Bailly, along with their friends Henry Sibley, and Alexander Faribault believed this territory would soon open to
settlement. A year later, as anticipated, a treaty was signed. The group commenced to plat the future city of Hastings. William
LeDuc later bought out Faribault. Bailly's cabin became the city's first hotel and tavern, the Buckhorn. At the Buckhorn the group of
four placed suggested town names in a hat. After indecisive votes they agrees on Hastings, Henry Sibley's middle name. Nobody
knows exactly what the other three suggestions were. The future town of hastings was platted in 1853 and in 1857, Hastings
incorporated as a city."
4. Minnesota Historical Society
Early Minnesota Newspapers
"The Dakota Weekly Journal was published at Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota as a 4 page, 6 column newspaper, with
Democratic editorial policy. It's first issue was May 24, 1856 and it ceased publication on November 19, 1857. Alexis Bailly
purchased the press of the Red Wing Sentinel newspaper, which had ceased publication in 1855. Henry G. Bailly was in charge, and
James C. Dow was the editor. Dow resigned on April 24, 1857 and was succeeded by Martin Williams."
5. The Political Graveyard
"Henry G. Bailly - member, Minnesota Territorial Council, 6th District 1856-57 - member, Minnesota State Senate, 3rd District 1857-1858."
6. Constitutional Convention at St Paul, signed August 29, 1857, Minnesota State Constitution, State of Minnesota.
"Delegate from Dakota County
Henry G. Bailly (signed)."
7. The Political Graveyard
8. Prepared and edited by Rootsweb staff
Federal Land Records, Bureau of Land Management, Land Records Database
" - Henry G. Bailly
- 2 Apr 1857
- 5th Meridian
- Township 114N
- Range 18W
- Section 18
- Document No. 1459
- Serial No. MN1100_.290
- Sale Type: Cash Entry Sale."
9. United States - NARA
National Archives - Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
" - Bailly, Henry G.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry
- Company(s): G and D
- Rank In: Private
- Rank out: 1st Lieutenant
- Archive Film No: M546 Roll 1."
The 5th Minnesota Infantry was organized between March 15 and April 30, 1862 at Ft Snelling. The entire regiment moved to
Mississippi May 10 through May 24, 1862 and served with the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi to November 1862.
Battles were at Corinth, Mississippi, May 28, 1862; at Iuka, Mississippi on September 19, 1862 and at Corinth again on October 4,
1862. It was then attached to the 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, Left Wing, 13th Army Corps, Dept of the Tennessee until December
1862. The 5th fought at Jackson, Tennessee on November 15, 1862. The regiment was then attached to the 2nd Brigade, 8th
Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee until April 1863. It fought at Germantown, Tennessee on March 14, 1863; at
Snyder's Bluff, Mississippi on May 1, 1863 and at Jackson, Mississippi on May 14, 1863. It joined the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th
Army Corps commanded by Brig. Gen. William B. Hazen. The regiment fought at Richmond, Louisiana on May 1, 1863; at Hoover's
Gap, Mississippi on June 26, 1863 and at Young's Point, Louisiana on July 10, 1863. The 5th Minnesota then served during the
capture of Chattanooga. After Lt. Henry Bailly's death at Brown's Ferry on October 27, 1863 the regiment continued in the
southwestern campaign, until the last battle in the opening of Mobile Bay in 1865. During its' service, the regiment lost 4 officers to
battle, four officers to disease, 86 enlisted men to battle and 175 to disease.
10. US National Park Service - Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Regiments - Union and Confederate Histories - Volunteers - 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry
"UNION MINNESOTA VOLUNTEERS - 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry -
Organized at Fort Snelling, Minn., March 15 to April 30, 1862.
Companies A,B, and C participated in the Sioux Campaign. The balance of the regiment moved to Mississippi May 10, 1862, arrived
May 24, and were assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Mississippi until November 1862. They were then
assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept of the Tennessee. Companies A,B and C rejoined
the regiment near Oxford, Mississppi on December 12, 1862. The full regiment was reassigned to the 2nd Brigade, 8th Division,
16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee until April 1863.
They were assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps through the date of Lt. Henry Bailly's death on October 27,
11. US National Park Service - Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Records - Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War
"The 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry had the following general officers:
- Col. Rudolph Von Borgersrode
- Lt. Col. William B. Gere
- Maj. John P. Houston
- During the course of the war Lucius F. Hubbard was promoted to replace Col. Von Borgersrode. Houston joined the 9th Minnesota
Infantry, and Capt. Hermann Muehlberg was breveted into his position.
Pvt. Henry G. Bailly was apparently promoted to 2nd Lt., Co. G when 2nd Lt. John Groesch was promoted to replace Frances
Cariveau, who had originally been appointed to replace Lt. Alexis P. Bailly, but was assuming command of Co. D. Henry G. Bailly
was promoted to 1st Lt of Co D to replace Cariveau in that position. After Bailly's death, 2nd Lt John Groetsch was promoted to
12. H.H. Hill & Company, Publishers - Chicago, Illinois - 1884,
History of Wabasha County
"His second son, Capt. H. Bailly, was killed in the rebellion, at the battle of Lookout Mountain."
13. H.H. Hill & Company, Publishers - Chicago, Illinois - 1884
History of Wabasha County
"Chapter 9 - His second son, Capt. H. Bailly, was killed in the rebellion, at the battle of Lookout Mountain."
14. American Civil War homepage staff
American Civil War - Wauhatchie and Brown's Ferry - October 28-29, 1863
http://www.american civil war.com/statepic/tn/tn021.html
"In an effort to relieve Union forces beseiged in Chattanooga, Maj. Gen George H. Thomas and Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant initiated the Cracker Line Operation on October 26, 1863. This operation required the opening of the road to Chattanooga from Brown's
Ferry on the Tennessee River with a simultaneous advance up Lookout Valley, securing the Kelley's ferry Road. Union Chief
Engineer, Military Division of the Mississippi, Brig. Gen. William F. Baldy Smith, with Brig. Gen. John B. Turchin's and Brig. Gen.
William B. Hazen's 1st and 2nd Brigades, 3rd Dividion, 15th Army Corps, was assigned the task of establishing the Brown's Ferry
bridgehead. Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, with three divisions, marched from Bridgeport through Lookout Valley towards
Brown's Ferry from the south. At 3:00 am on October 27, portions of Hazen's brigade embarked upon pontoons and floated around
Mocassin Bend across from Brown's Ferry. Turchin's Brigade took a position on Mocassin Bend across from Brown's Ferry. Upon
landing, Hazen secured the bridgehead and then positioned a pontoon bridge across the river, allowing Turchin to cross and take
position on his right."
The 5th Minnesota Infantry was in the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps commanded by Brig. Gen. William B. Hazen, in
the battle at Brown's Ferry on the morning of October 27, 1863. A small force was floated on pontoon boats from upriver, landing
at approximately 3:00 am. At 5:00 am a Confederate guard of 250 men attacked 1500 Union troops, causing 21 casualties and
suffering 20 before withdrawing. A Union force of 3500 additional men had marched unmolested overland to a point just across the
river, and were ferried across.
15. US Veterans Administration
Chattanooga National Cemetery - Surnames Bar-Baz - Hamilton County, Tennessee.
"Name: Bayles, Henry - D. 10/29/1863 - Plot B 0 451, buried 10/29/1863."
Civil War Union Army records have only one man named Henry Bayles. He joined a hundred-day Indiana regiment in 1864, and re-enlisted in a later Indiana regiment until the end of the war. He was definitely not buried in Chattanooga.
16. Louisiana State University Volunteer Transcribers
US Civil War Center - Chattanooga National Cemetary A-B
"Name: Henry Bayles - Section: B - Grave: 451 - Rank: ?"