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E.R. Baily - 32nd Missouri Inf.

In Vol. 34, chapter 46, part 4 of the Official Record is to be found an interesting Provost Marshal's report. E.R. Baily surrendered to the Union authorities at Rolla in the summer of 1864. He was a deserter from the 32 Mo. Inf. having left that unit in the summer of 1863. He joined up with Freeman's command in Arkansas, listing the battles he fought with Freeman, even having his horse shot out from under him in one fight. Tired of the war & missing his family he went back to Rolla to surrender. Its an interesting story he tells. I'm curious how the authorities dealt with him. What ever became of Mr. Baily? Thank you.