A Tiffany punch bowl in honor of Bailey's heroics
Civil War Silver
In honor of his resourcefulness during the 1864 Red River Campaign, Wisconsin Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Bailey received this lavish silver punch bowl from his fellow Union officers. Bailey, a lumberman and engineer, used his experience in the northern pineries to implement a plan to raise the level of the water in the Red River that had stranded the Union fleet in enemy territory. Hastily constructed in under two weeks, the dams that Bailey proposed saved the Union ships from a far greater loss.