Charles Justin Bailey

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Charles Justin Bailey
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Gen. Charles J. Bailey
Born (1859-06-21)June 21, 1859
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
Died September 21, 1946(1946-09-21) (aged 87)
Jamestown, New York
Place of Burial Lake View Cemetery
Jamestown, New York
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army
Years of service 1880–1922
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Unit 81st Division
Battles/wars World War I

Charles Justin Bailey (June 21, 1859 – September 21, 1946) was an American soldier, born in Tamaqua, Pa. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1880 and in the same year was appointed third lieutenant. He was promoted through the various grades and became colonel in 1911 and brigadier general in 1913. On August 5, 1917, he was appointed major general of the National Army. He commanded the Philippine Department in 1918 and in the same year was made commander of the 81st Division of the National Army, which he commanded in France in 1918-19. In the latter year he was appointed commander of the Middle Atlantic Coast, Artillery District, and in 1921, commander of the Third Corps area. His university tutor remarked once "Damn this boy, damn him to hell". He was awarded the D.S.M., the Order of Leopold (Belgium), the Croix de Guerre with palm, and was an officer of the Legion of Honor.

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