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Federal (USV)


Joseph Daley

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maryland Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a printer's apprentice when he enlisted in Company D, 5th Maryland Infantry, mustering-in on 3 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action - "shot through the heart" - at the Bloody Lane, Antietam, on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilmer1. He was son of Francis Nicholas Daley (1816-1860), Annapolis newspaper editor and state and county tax collector, and Julia Ann Wells (1821-1877), both of Annapolis. Thanks to Robert Worden for the pointer to Daley and for much of the detail above, from his research in local records and Joseph's mother's pension application.


c. 1842; Annapolis, MD


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pg. 195  [AotW citation 14228]