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Benjamin Mart Bailey papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Bailey, Benjamin Mart, 1881-1945
Title: Benjamin Mart Bailey papers
Dates: Bulk, 1917-1940
Dates: 1881-1978
Quantity: 3.17 linear ft. (4 document cases, 2 half-document cases, 1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS30

Biographical/Historical Note

Brigadier General Benjamin Mart Bailey was born July 3, 1881 in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. He attended Syracuse University and St. Johns School, Manlius, N.Y. Later, he attended General Staff College in 1923 and Army War College in 1929. General Bailey joined the Army's Field Artillery Division, serving in the Philippines, 1908-1909, the Mexican Border Patrol, 1915-1916, moving up the ranks from 2nd Lieutenant to Major. General Bailey also served with the American Expeditionary Force in France in World War I as a Major and Lieutenant Colonel, 1917-1918. He was then promoted to full Colonel in command of the 12th and 37th Field Artillery Brigades and then to Brigadier General. He married Rosalie Davis of Atlanta, Georgia on November 18, 1915. The Baileys had a son, Benjamin Mart Bailey, Jr., who also joined the Army. He was killed in World War II. General Bailey died April 15, 1945 and was buried in Westview Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey died March 2, 1955 and is also buried in Westview Cemetery.


Scope and Content Note

These papers consist of Army documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings from General Bailey's military career, personal life, and academic and military education.


Index Terms

Bailey, Rosalie Davis, -1955
United States. Army. Field Artillery Brigade, 15th.
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Benjamin Mart Bailey papers, MSS 30, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

Box

Fldr

11Biographical material, 1918-1978, undated
 
2Saint John's School, Manlius, New York, 1905, undated
 
3Citations and letters of recommendation, 1917-1922, undated
 
4School of Battery Commander, 1917
 
5Training documents, 1917, undated
 
6Principles of Artillery Employment, 1911-1918, undated
 
7Field Artillery School of Instruction, Saumur, France, 1917
 

Box

Fldr

21Artillery instruction, French Military Commission, 1917
 
2General orders and field operation, American Expeditionary Forces 2nd Division, 1917-1918
 
3Army instruction, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, Camp Lewis, Washington, 1918
 
42nd Division, Memoranda, 1918
 
5Journal and after-action reports, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, 1918
 
6Field combat reports, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, 1918, undated
 
7Required reports to French Army, 1918
 
8General orders, 2nd Division, 1918
 
9War Department General Orders, Circulars, Special Orders, 1919-1924
 
10Study on press relations, 1929
 
11Miscellaneous forms and statistics, 1918-1921, undated
 
12Clubs and organizations, 1927-1939, undated
 
13Army publications, 1908-1921
 
142nd Division Association, 1919-1932, undated
 
15Materials for 2nd Division history, 1918-1930, undated
 

Box

Fldr

31Letters to and from General Bailey, 1918-1940
 
2Manuscripts regarding World War I experiences, 1918, undated
 
3Newspaper clippings regarding World War I, 1918-1935, undated
 
4Universal military training, 1919-1920, undated
 
5Military magazines, 1918-1920
 
6General Bailey's miscellanous manuscripts, 1910-1914, undated
 
7Newspaper clippings regarding General and Mrs. Bailey, 1914-1939, undated
 
8Miscellaneous, 1937, undated
 

Box

Fldr

41Letters from "Mart" to "Rosalie", 1927-1940
 
2Letters from "Mart" to "Rosalie", 1937-1938
 
4Christmas cards, 1925-1943, undated
 
Holy Bible, New Testament, undated
 
3 notebooks carried during World War I, 1917-1918,undated
 
Notebook found on German officer, 1918
 
Picture frame carried by Major Bailey during World War I, undated
 

Box

5Scrapbook kept by Benjamin Mart Bailey, 1901-1916, undated
 

Box

Fldr

61Panoramic terrain sketch, St. Mihiel Salient as made from occupied position of 15th Field Artillery with original tracings, 1918
 
2Attack on Vaux, France, 1918
 
3Original G-2-C tracings, 1918
 
4"Original Map" first positions on the fronts, American Expeditionary Forces of 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, 2nd Division showing battery positions, 1918
 
5Major Bailey's personal map carried during the offensive Southwest of Soissons with markings to show locations of his batteries during second and last phase of the attack, 1918
 
6Maps, tracings, and blueprints showing positions of 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery and 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, Southwest Soissons and West of Chateau Thierry, 1918
 
7American Expeditionary Forces maps, 1918
 
8American Expeditionary Forces situation maps, 1918
 
9Map of Argonne offensive to accompany report by General Pershing in Chicago Sun Tribune, undated
 
10French Army information packet for Field Artillery School at Camp Valdalon, 1917
 
11Guide to map quadrangles Northeast France and Belgium, 1917, undated
 
12French Army topography map of Verdun, Metz, and Commercy, 1917
 
13Strip map of attack, Puisaux to Villemontoire, 1918
 
14Topography maps, Camp Valdelon, undated
 
15German topography map and maps of France, Belgium, Western France, and Easter Germany, undated
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.188Scrapbook, "The War with Germany: The History of Battles in which Majory Benjamin Mart Bailey Fought", 1918-1926, undated