Brigadier General Joseph Bailey | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Brigadier General Joseph Bailey


Brigadier General Joseph Bailey was known for the rescue of the Red River Fleet by building a dam to float the stranded ships out. He also founded the small town of Newport.


Image ID: 31815

Creation Date:  date unknown

Creator Name: S. Moses and Sons



State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, collector : Civil War photographs, circa 1861-circa 1865

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: digital file

Original Format Number: 9999004161

Original Dimensions: 2 x 4 inches


An engraving of Baileys dam with fleet appears in Harpers Weekly, June 18, 1864. page 385. Also see negatives following WHI (W6) 21063 for related pictures.



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