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BAILEY, Anna Warner, known as "Mother Bailey," patriot, born in Groton, Connecticut, 11 October 1758; died there in 1850. She was the wife of Captain Elijah Bailey, of Groton. She witnessed the Massachusettsacre at Fort Griswold on 6 September 1781, and on 7 September walked to the scene of carnage, three miles, to search for an uncle, whom she found fatally wounded. At his request to see his wife and child she ran home, saddled a horse for the feeble mother, and carried the child herself to the dying patriot. In July 1813, when the British threatened to attack New London, Mother Bailey rendered great aid to its defenders by tearing up flannel garments for cartridges.
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