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Festus Daily
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Birth: unknown
Death: May 22, 1863
Vicksburg
Warren County
Mississippi, USA

11th Wisconsin Infantry; Company G

The 11th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on October 18, 1861. The regiment was ordered to St. Louis, Missouri, on November 19 and then to Sulphur Springs. It served on duty there and by detachments along the Iron Mountain Railroad until March 1862. The regiment also served in Mississippi, Western Louisiana, and Texas. It participated in the siege of Vicksburg, the Battle of Port Gibson, the Battle of Champion Hill, and the Siege of Jackson. The regiment was veteranized January 1864, re-mustered February 13, 1864, and mustered out of service September 5, 1865. The regiment lost 373 men during service. Six officers and 80 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded. Four officers and 253 enlisted men died from disease.

The Battle of Vicksburg

On May 19, Grant, hoping for a quick victory over a defeated foe, ordered Sherman's corps to attack along the Graveyard Road northeast of town. Pemberton, the engineer, had developed a series of strong works around Vicksburg, and the Federals were repulsed by the defenders of Stockade Redan, suffering 1,000 casualties.

Three days later, coordinated assaults were made: Sherman along the Graveyard Road, Maj. Gen. James McPherson hitting the center from the Jackson Road, and Maj. Gen. John McClernand attacking from the south along the lines of the Baldwin Ferry Road and the Southern Railroad of Mississippi. Although McClernand's men briefly penetrated what was called the Railroad Redoubt, all three columns were repulsed, with a total loss of over 3,000 men. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Daily (____ - 1887)
 
 Siblings:
  Festus Daily (____ - 1863)
  Jennie D Daily Hoffman (1848 - 1924)*
  Eliza D Daily Clark (1852 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
 
Created by: Jean Howe Gladem
Record added: Nov 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101117769
 


- Jean Howe Gladem
 Added: Nov. 22, 2012
 
 
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