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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Daniel McDonald

(1836 - 1907)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled in Company C as 2nd Lieutenant - September 7, 1861. Elected 1st Lieutenant October 10, 1861; Commissioned Captain 24 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Wounded in the right hand at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. He had tendered his resignation 27 December 1862, apparently withdrawn or not accepted. Absent on leave to 3 March 1863. Absent again, sick in Brooks County, GA and in hospital in Richmond, VA between August and December 1863. Diagnosed with rheumatism, pneumonia, and "debility". Absent without leave in January 1864, but back on duty by February. Captured at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Released at Fort Delaware, Delaware, June 14, 1865 on taking the Oath. He was listed at that time as a resident of Thomas, GA of ruddy complexion, dark hair and grey eyes; 5 foot, 10 inches tall.

After the War

Moved to Hillsborough County, Florida (date not known).

References & notes

Basic information from Henderson1. Details from his service records at the National Archives, family genealogists, and his gravesite on Findagrave.

Birth

02/05/1836; Thomas County, GA

Death

12/18/1907 Lithia, FL; burial in Pelote Cemetary, Lithia, FL

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 6 (posted online by Ray Fincham, Jr.)  [AotW citation 13302]