Moses Bailey first entered service when he was 16-18 years old, serving a 2 year term under Capt. James Price in a company of 60-100 men, being stationed in Richmond to guard the public magazine. A few months after this tour he again entered service as a militiaman under Capt. David Bowles, in an expedition to meet the invasion of Benedict Arnold, and marched to Williamsburg, then to Little York, serving for 3 months. He then moved to Hanover Co, VA and again entered service as a militiaman under Capt. Thomas Richardson and Col. Boyd, and marched to Gloucester to join Gen. George Weedon, and remained with Weedon at Little York, serving for 3 months. He was earlier in the battle of Green Springs Plantation [6 Jul 1781] and several other short tours.