Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 63rd New York Infantry
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.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action, slightly, foot, on 17 September 1862. The note "color bearer" is next to his name in the casualty list.
The rest 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 & notes
Basic information from McLernon1. His name is also borne as William J. Dailey.
Date not known in NY
1 McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001 [AotW citation 2459]