Captain Bailey Bodwell's Company of U.S. Volunteers Records
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The records for a company of volunteers commanded by Bailey Bodwell during the War of 1812. The records begin in Norway, Maine in January 1813 and end in July 1813. Records include requisitions for provisions, morning reports, and regimental orders. Portions of the record include business records of Bailey Bodwell written 1816 to 1822.
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Bailey Bodwell was born in Methuen, Massachusetts in 1777. His wife Nancy was born in Westbrook, Maine in 1779. They had nine children. They came to Norway, probably in 1799. He ran a cloth dressing establishment and built the first saw mill at Steep Falls. He was elected Captain of the first South Norway Company, organized in 1809 and raised a company for service in the War of 1812. He died in Portland in 1856.
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Purchased from DeWolf & Wood in November 1995.
- Bodwell, Bailey, 1777-1856
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