Joseph Bay
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Joseph P Bay (1839 - 1861)

Pvt Joseph P Bay
Born in Leonville, St Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Manassas, Prince William County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Nov 2016
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Southern Cross of HonorJoseph P Bay, Private, 8th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, Company F.

Son of Joseph B Bay and Celise Pitre. Resident of Opelousas, St Landry Parish in 1860, Age, 21.[1] Resident of St Landry Parish in 1850.[2][3]

Pvt Joseph Bay served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: 1861
Mustered out:
Side: CSA
Regiment(s): Eighth Infantry, Louisiana

Military Records Bay, Joseph P, Private. Company F. 8th Louisiana Infantry. Enlisted Camp Moore, June 23rd, 1861. Roll for July and August 1861, "Present. Left. Sick at Chattanooga, En Route from Camp Moore, June 27th, 1861. Joined Company August 4th at Camp Pickens". Roll for September and October, 1861, "Died at Manassas October 5th, 1861." Record Card of Organization copied from Memorial Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, by the War Department, Washington DC, June 1903. "Born, Louisiana. Occupation, Farmer. Residence, Flat Toure, Louisiana. Age, 20. Single. Remarks, Died September 17th 1861, at Manassas, of Pneumonia".[4]

Different dates of death and cause appear in the National Archives records.[5]


  1. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, ( : 18 March 2020), Joseph Bay in entry for Joseph B Bay, 1860.
  2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, ( : 4 April 2020), Joseph P Bay in household of Joseph P Bay, St Landry Parish, St Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing family 1492, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, DC : National Archives and Records Administration).
  3. Joseph P Bay,, accessed May 27, 2020.
  4. Bay, Joseph P, Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, Andrew Booth, 1920, page 143.
  5. Bay, Joseph P, Carded records showing military service of soldiers who fought in Confederate organizations, National Archives, 8 records, accessed May 27, 2020.

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