David Jackson Bailey papers

David Jackson Bailey papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Bailey, David Jackson, 1812-1897
Title: David Jackson Bailey papers
Dates: Bulk, 1860-1865
Dates: 1860-1925 (bulk 1860-1865)
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of materials dealing with the formation of the 30th Georgia Infantry of which Bailey was Colonel. A few of the letters deal with supply and medical matters. A folder of printed material regarding the Ku Klux Klan is at the end of the collection.
Coll. Number: ms1661

Biographical/Historical Note

David Jackson Bailey, a Representative from Georgia; born in Lexington, Ga., March 11, 1812; educated by a private tutor; moved to Jackson, Butts County, in 1829; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and practiced; elected to the State legislature before he was twenty-one, but was not permitted to take his seat because he was not of legal age; served as captain of a company through the Seminole and Creek Wars; served in the State house of representatives in 1835 and 1847; member of the State senate in 1838, 1849, and 1850; delegate to the Democratic county conventions in 1839 and 1850; secretary of the State senate 1839-1841; elected as a State Rights candidate to the Thirty-second Congress and as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; again a member of the State senate, in 1855 and 1856, and served as president; resumed the practice of law in Jackson, Ga.; member of the secession convention in 1861; entered the Confederate Army during the Civil War and became colonel of the Thirtieth Regiment, Georgia Infantry; moved to Griffin, Spalding County, Ga., in 1861, where he died June 14, 1897; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to present http://bioguide.congress.gov (Retrieved February 10, 2009)

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Arranged primarily in chronological order.

Index Terms

Bailey, David Jackson, 1812-1897 -- Correspondence
Confederate States of America. Army. -- Medical care
Confederate States of America. Army. -- Officers--Correspondence
Confederate States of America. Army. -- Officers--Correspondence
Confederate States of America. Army. -- Supplies and stores
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 30th. -- Sources
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ).

General Notes

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David Jackson Bailey papers, MS 1661. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1860 December 21 View online.
2Correspondence, 1861 January 12 View online.
3Correspondence, 1861 May 30 View online.
4Correspondence, 1861 August 21 View online.
5-6Correspondence, October 1861 View online. View online.
7Correspondence, 1861 October 2 View online.
8Correspondence, 1861 October 3 View online.
9Correspondence, 1861 October 9 View online.
10Correspondence, 1861 October 24 View online.
11Correspondence, 1861 November 30 View online.
12Correspondence, 1862 January 12 View online.
13Correspondence, 1862 January 29 View online.
14Correspondence, 1862 February 14 View online.
15Correspondence, 1862 February 19 View online.
16Correspondence, 1862 March 8 View online.
17Correspondence, 1862 March 10 View online.
18Correspondence, 1862 March 31 View online.
19Correspondence, 1862 April 4 View online.
20Correspondence, 1862 April 13 View online.
21Correspondence, 1862 April 22 View online.
22Correspondence, 1862 May 11 View online.
23Correspondence, 1862 May 15 View online.
24-25Correspondence, 1862 May 19 View online. View online.
26Correspondence, 1862 May 22 View online.
27Correspondence, 1862 July 8 View online.
28Correspondence, 1862 September 29 View online.
29Correspondence, 1865 September 16 View online.
30-32Correspondence, undated View online. View online. View online.
33Envelope View online.
34Newspaper clipping regarding Bailey, October 1925 View online.
Ku Klux Klan, printed materials View online.
Clippings from the Searchlight, Altanta, regarding Ku Klux Klan leadership, July 15, 1922 -- Advertisement for a book titled, "The Klan Unmasked," by William Joseph Simmons, founder of the KKK (2 copies) -- Public Statement by William Joseph Simmons regarding the development of the Ku Klux Klan and his own ousting from its leadership by Dr. Hiram Wesley Evans, January 24
136Supply receipts View online.