Bailey, Charles Justin, MG

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Major General
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Primary Unit
1919-1922, 1st Coast Artillery Regiment (District)
Service Years
1880 - 1922


Major General

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Date of Passing
Sep 21, 1946
Location of Interment
Lake View Cemetery - Jamestown, New York
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Maj. Gen. Charles Justin Bailey, Born June 21st 1859 in Tamaqua Pennsylvania,the son of Milton and Fanny O. Andruss Bailey. Died September 21st, 1946 in Jamestown New York. He was enrolled in the United States Military Academy, West Point as a Cadet on September 1st, 1876, while a resident of Jamestown New York. Upon graduation on June 12th, 1880, near the top of his class, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Artillery and assigned to the First Regiment then stationed at Fort Adams, Rhode Island. He was promoted to the various grades and became colonel in 1911, and Brigadier General in 1913. On August 5th, 1917, he was appointed Maj. Gen. of the National Army. He commanded the Philippine Dept. in 1918, and in the same year was made commander of the 81st Division (Wildcats) of the National Army, which he commanded in France in 1918-1919. In the latter year, he was appointed Commander of the Middle Atlantic Coast, Artillery District, and in 1921, Commander of the Third Corps area. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Order of Leopold (Belgium), the Croix de Guerre with Palm, and was an officer of the Legion of Honor.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Hegeman Bailey; two daughters, Mrs. Omira Bailey Chilton, wife of Col. A. W. Chilton, United States Army retired, of Mozilla Park, New Mexico, and Mrs. Merry Bailey Gandy, wife of Col. C. L. Gandy United States Army, Tokyo Japan.

From the Post Journal, Jamestown New York, September 23rd, 1946. 
Served 46 yrs Regular Army of United States in every grade from Cadet to Major General and commanded a division in the American Expeditionary Forces in France 1918.
Note: It was his wish to lie among his own people and the soldiers from the home of his boyhood who fought for their country.
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Philippine Department81st Infantry Division1st Coast Artillery Regiment (District)
  1918-1918, Philippine Department
  1918-1919, 81st Infantry Division
  1919-1922, 1st Coast Artillery Regiment (District)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
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United States Military Academy
  1987-1880, United States Military Academy
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