(1805–77) U.S. Navy rear admiral, born at Chateaugay near Plattsburg, NewYork. Considered one of the ablest naval commanders during the Civil War, Bailey was second in command under Adm. David Farragut of the attacking force against Fort Jackson, New Orleans (1862), and was sent ashore by Farragut to demand New Orleans's surrender. In 18 months, his ships captured 150 Confederate blockade runners off the Florida coast.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.