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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bailey, Guildfor Dudley, 1834- (search)
Bailey, Guildfor Dudley, 1834- Military officer; born at Martinsburg, Lewis co., N. Y., June 4, 1834; was graduated at West Point in 1856, and entered, as lieutenant, the 2d Artillery, then stationed at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N. Y., where, in 1858, he married a daughter of Col. G. W. Patten, U. S. A. He was afterwards stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and when the Civil War began he was acting adjutant of the post at Fort Brown, Texas, whose commander, Captain Stoneman, refused to surrender to the Confederates of Texas in obedience to the orders of General Twiggs. Captain Stoneman chartered a steamboat, and, after securing the most valuable public property there, evacuated the fort and sailed for New York, where he arrived March 15, 1861. Soon afterwards Lieutenant Bailey was sent with reinforcements for Fort Pickens. His mission was successful. Sickness finally compelled him to return to New York to recruit his strength. Soon afterwards he was requested by Governor Morgan
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hough, Franklin Benjamin 1820-1885 (search)
Hough, Franklin Benjamin 1820-1885 Author; born in Martinsburg, N. Y., July 20, 1820; graduated at Union College in 1843, and at the Cleveland Medical College in 1848; taught school for several years; and practised medicine in Somerville, N. Y., in 1848-52 and in Albany in 1854-60. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in the volunteer service as regimental surgeon. His publications include History of St. Lawrence and Franklin counties, N. Y.; History of Duryea's campaign; Washingtoniana, or memorials of the death of George Washington; The siege of Charleston, May 12, 1780; besides many reviews, essays, and pamphlets. He died in Lowville, N. Y., June 6, 1885.