Clarence Mitchell Bailey of New York
Appointed from Indiana, Second Lieutenant, 6th U. S. Infantry, 5 August 1861
First Lieutenant, 14 July 1863
Captain, 28 July 1866
Unassigned, 22 April 1869
Assigned to 8th U. S. Infantry, 15 December 1870
Major, 15th U. S. Infantry, 10 July 1891
Lietuenant Colonel, 18th U. S. Infantry, 25 April 1895
Colonel, 16th U. S. Infantry, 1 November 1898
Retired 6 May 1899
COLONEL CLARENCE M. BAILEY
WASHINGTON, May 5, 1899 – Colonel Clarence M. Bailey of the Sixteenth Infantry has been retired upon the recommendation of a medical board by reason of disability incident to the service.
This retirement promotes Lieutenant Colonel Charles C. Hood of the Nineteenth Infantry to be Colonel of the Sixteenth Infantry and Major William F. Spurgin, Twenty-Third Infantry, to be Lieutenant Colonel of the Twenty-Third Infantry.
GENERAL C. M. BAILEY, VETERAN OF 2 WARS, DIES AT AGE 79
CHICAGO, May 22, 1920 – Brigadier General Clarence M. Bailey, U.S.A., retired, died yesterday in his apartment in the Palmer House. He was 79 years old. For a number of years he commanded the Fifteenth Infantry, stationed at Fort Sheridan.
His parents moved from New York, where he was born, to Indiana in the 50’s. In 1861 he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry from Indiana and he fought throughout the Civil War. In 1866 he won his Captaincy.
In 1891 he entered the regular army as a Major. He became a Colonel in 1898.
By an Act of Congress of April 23, 1904, he was made a Brigadier General.
His home was in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
BAILEY, CLARENCE M
Colonel, United States Army
DATE OF DEATH: 05/21/1920
BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 466-WH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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