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Bailey, Cosmo O. to his Mother - Camp Beauregard - Feb. 21, 1864 - Transcript

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Bailey, Cosmo O. to his Mother - Camp Beauregard - Feb. 21, 1864 - Transcript
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Bailey, Cosmo O. to his Mother - Camp Beauregard - Feb. 21, 1864
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Confederate States of America. Army. Florida Infantry Regiment, 7th.
Civil War
History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- United States
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North America -- United States of America

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Cosmo O. Bailey Papers

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Camp Beauregard, Feb. 21st, [18]64


Dear Mother
I have again passed through a battle in safety except a few scratches. We engaged the
enemy yesterday evening composed of about 5 or 6 regts. [regiments] of white men and
two regts. [regiments] of negroes. We drove them back until night closed our pursuit
but not the cavs. [cavalry's?]. I was struck by a ball late in the evening on the wrist
which just did break the skin and does not hurt at all today. I fell back a few steps and I
saw I was not hurt much and so I loaded up again when a piece of shell (I think it was)
came a long and struck right by my hip and spattered up in my face and cut it in several
places, very slight though. I then fell back to the rear as my face was covered with blood
and I thought I was hurt worse than I was but I am all right today. I have not heard from
Charley [Charles F. Bailey*] since he was at home, but the cav. [cavalry?] were very
slightly engaged. I don't think they lost a man. I saw Mr. Campbell this morning. He
was all right. Don't be uneasy.

Your Son
C.O. Bailey [Cosmo O. Bailey]

*Note: Charles Bailey transferred to the 2nd Florida Cavalary in October, 1863.

Item 49856. Transcribed by Nicole Milano, University of Florida, 2008.




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Camp Beauregard, Feb. 21st, [18]64 Dear Mother I have again passed through a battle in safety except a few scratches. We engaged the enemy yesterday evening composed of about 5 or 6 regts. [regiments] of white men and two regts. [regiments] of negroes. We drove them back until night closed our pursuit but not the cavs. [cavalrys?]. I was struck by a ball late in the evening on the wrist which just did break the skin and does not hurt at all today. I fell back a few steps and I saw I was not hurt much and so I loaded up again when a piece of shell (I think it was) came a long and struck right by my hip and spattered up in my face and cut it in several places, very slight though. I then fell back to the rear as my face was covered with blood and I thought I was hurt worse than I was but I am all right today. I have not heard from Charley [Charles F. Bailey*] since he was at home, but the cav. [cavalry?] were very slightly engaged. I dont think they lost a man. I saw Mr. Campbell this morning. He was all right. Dont be uneasy. Your Son C.O. Bailey [Cosmo O. Bailey] *Note: Charles Bailey transferred to the 2nd Florida Cavalary in October, 1863. Item 49856. Transcribed by Nicole M ilano, University of Florida, 2008.