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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1851

Vol. II

(Born N. C.)

Junius Daniel

(Ap'd at Large)


Born June 27, 1828, Halifax, NC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1851, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1851.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1851‑52, — and at Jefferson

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Nov. 10, 1851)

Barracks, Mo., 1852; on frontier duty at Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1853‑54, — Scouting, 1854, — Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1854‑55, — Scouting, 1855, against Apache Indians, being engaged in a Skirmish on the Peñasco River, N. M., Jan. 20, 1855, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1855, — Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1855‑56, — Scouting, 1856, — and Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1856; and on sick leave of absence, 1856‑58.

First Lieut., 3d Infantry, May 31, 1857.

Resigned, Jan. 14, 1858.

Civil History. — Planter, Shreveport, La., 1858‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States,​a and was

Killed, May 13, 1864, in the Battle of Spottsylvania, Va.: Aged 36.

Buried, Old Churchyard, Halifax, NC.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: it is well summarized at the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.

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