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Confederate (CSV)


Frederick Hunt Daggett

(1844 - 1911)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Born at the family seat of New Haven, he came to Pontotoc, MS with his family from Mobile, AL at about age 5 in 1849. On 1 May 1861, a 17 year old student, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 2nd Mississippi Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was listed on the Confederate Roll of Honor (CSA General Orders No. 87, 10 December 1864) for his bravery in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant, date not known. He was captured at the Railroad Cut at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863 and held at Fort Delaware. He was released 11 June 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance.

After the War

He moved to West Point, MS in December 1866.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Further details from Don Ernsberger's Also for Glory Muster: The Story of the Pettigrew Trimble Charge at Gettysburg (2008) and his obituary in the Confederate Veteran of September 1911. Personal information from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Frederick's brother Henry (1842-1862), born in Mobile, was a clerk in Cincinnati at the start of the War and enlisted in Company A, 6th Ohio Infantry. Henry died of typhoid fever in Iuka, MS in June 1862.

Frederick married Bettie Shearer (1847-1930) in 1869 and they had at least 5 children together.

His great-grandfather was Naphtali Daggett (1727-1780), Yale College Class of 1748 and Yale President from 1766-77 [more].


04/02/1844; New Haven, CT


06/20/1911; West Point, MS; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, West Point, MS