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Federal (USA)


Daniel Darius Lynn

(1836 - 1895)

Home State: Indiana

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1860;Class Rank: 16th

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st and 6th United States Infantry

Before Antietam

He graduated from West Point in July 1860, was brevetted 2nd Lieutenant, and almost immediately commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 6th United States Infantry. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 14 May 1861 and was at Ft. Humboldt, CA to about the end of the year. He was in the defenses of Washington, DC then on the Peninsula Campaign.

On the Campaign

He commanded Company K of the 6th US on the Maryland Campaign on 1862.

The rest of the War

He was honored by brevet for his actions at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and was promoted to Captain on 14 July 1863. He was acting Ordnance Officer of the regiment to October 1864. He was honored by another brevet, to Major, in March 1865.

After the War

He continued in the Army with service in the South and West until discharged in November 1870 at his own request. In 1880 he was a farmer in Dearborn County, IN, but was probably in Nebraska by 1887.

References & notes

His service from Heitman1 and Cullum;2 his Cullum number is 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Susan A. Beardsley (1845-1939) and they had 6 children between 1868 and 1887; the youngest, son Mark, was born in Nebraska.


1836 in IN


12/01/1895; Dorchester, NE; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 649  [AotW citation 29067]

2   Cullum, George Washington, Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the US Military Academy, 2nd Edition, 3 vols., New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1868-79, Vol. II, pg. 750  [AotW citation 29068]