William DalyHome State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 63rd New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
American born of Irish parents, he had prior service in Company C, Twenty-fifth NY State Militia. Age 22 at enlistment in the 63rd Infantry, he mustered in as Sergeant, Company K, on September 25, 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action, slightly, foot, on 17 September 1862. The note ìcolor bearerî is next to his name in the casualty list.
The remainder of the War:
Discharged on March 12, 1863. Enlisted as private, Company F, on January 28, 1865. Discharged on June 14, 1865, from Emory Hospital, Washington, D. C.
Commissioned second lieutenant on October 11, 1862, with rank from September 17, 1862, vice P. Gormley, promoted. Commissioned first lieutenant on January 30, 1863, with rank from September 17, 1862, vice J. Flynn, promoted.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from McLernon1. His name is also borne as William J. Dailey.
|Birth State: NY |
1 McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagherís Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001 [AotW citation 2459]
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