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Federal (USV)


James P. Daley

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted on Long Island, NY, and mustered as a Private in Company D, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June 1861 and transferred to Company G the next day.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant on 31 October 1862 and reenlisted on 30 March 1864. He was commissioned (but not mustered) 2nd Lieutenant on 23 June and transferred as Sergeant to Company B, 82nd New York Infantry on 28 June 1864, while he was absent, wounded.

He was again transferred, to Company G of the 59th New York Infantry on 10 July 1864, and was promoted to First Sergeant, date not given. He transferred to Company A on 14 October and reduced to Sergeant on 1 March 1865. He was paroled (?) on 30 April 1865 and mustered out with his Company on 30 June 1865 at Munson's Hill, VA. He was again commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, on 16 September 1864 (to date from 30 June), but was not mustered at that rank.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York,1 also as Dailey and Daly.


c. 1837


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 23 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8531]