Battery Bailey

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Battery Bailey was a dependency of Forts Simmons and Mansfield. This battery was named in honor of Captain Guilford D. Bailey, 1st New York Artillery, who was killed at the Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia, on May 31, 1862. One of the battery's parapets is now located in Westmoreland Park, northwest of Westmoreland Circle, in Montgomery County.

Battery Bailey's sick were treated at the Post Hospitals of Forts Simmons and Mansfield.


  • "Washington and Georgetown, D.C.," Indexes to Field Records of Hospitals, 1821-1912, Manuscript Record Group 94, National Archives.
    pp. 377 View source information 
  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts, (New York: Macmillan, 1988). View source information