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Confederate (CSV)


Edward James Daniels

(1840 - 1913)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 20 year old farm worker at Goose Creek in Beaufort County, NC. He enlisted as a Private in Company I, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 25 June 1861 in Beaufort County.

On the Campaign

He was captured at Boonesboro, MD on 15 September 1862 - the day following the regiment's fight at Fox's Gap on South Mountain (or at Frederick, MD on the 12th).

The rest of the War

He was briefly in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD then a prisoner at Fort Delaware by about 20 September, paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 2 October, and declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863, was in the Pratt Hospital in Lynchburg, VA to at least July, and returned to duty about the end of September 1863. He was sick in a Richmond, VA hospital in June 1864 with no later military record.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer at Alfred's Store in Township #3 in Craven County, NC (which became part of Pamlico County in 1872). He was a farm laborer living in Oriental, NC in 1900 but was back in Township #3 in 1910, farming corn and cotton.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, also as James Daniels, and the Roster.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Martha E. "Patsy" Leary (1836-1876) in March 1866 and they had 2 children. He married again, Elizabeth Scott (1849-) in September 1876, and they had 4 more. He married, third, Caroline Styron (1865-) in July 1909.


02/1840 in NC


05/1913; Mesic, NC; burial in Morris Family Cemetery, Mesic, NC


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27524]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 27525]