|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1825|
|Death: ||Sep. 27, 1901|
Name variously spelled "Reigel," "Reigle," "Riegle," "Riegel" or "Riggle." Born in Beaver Township of Union County before creation of Snyder County. The son of George Michael and Mary Margaret Gushwa Reigel, Daniel was a farm laborer before the start of the Civil War and again after the War until his death.
At 38 years of age, Daniel enlisted as a private in "New"  Co. "I" of the 49th PA Vol. Inf. The Regiment, formed at the start of the War, had lost many men as casualties and many more when their 3 year enlistments ended (including their Colonel who resigned his commission). The remaining men, and those who re-enlisted, were consolidated into several companies of veterans and the other companies were reformed with new men. The so-called "New" Company "I" was regularly enlisted from Snyder County and was not made up from conscripts as were the other companies of the 49th raised at this time.
As part of the 3rd Bde, 1st Div, VI Corps, the 49th PA participated in the Battle of the Wilderness; Daniel was wounded twice in head during "Upton's Charge" at the Battle of Spotsylvania, VA on 10 May 1864. Unable to have his wound properly dressed in the field, Daniel was moved to Campbell General Hospital in Washington, DC. After recovering there, he was furloughed home and upon his return spent time in a convalescent camp in Northern Virginia.
He returned to unit and served at Winchester, VA and it is likely he served with the regiment at the Battle of Opequon (a.k.a. the 3rd Battle of Winchester) and then the VI Corps' return to Petersburg, VA, and was present when the regiment saw action at Hatcher's Run, the breakthrough on April 2nd, the pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia, and the Battle of Saylor's Creek. He participated in the "Grand Review" in Washington and mustered out with his Company at the end of the War.
Daniel was a charter member of the Major William H. Byers Post, No. 384 (subsequently reorganized as Post No. 612), Department of Pennsylvania, G.A.R.
Disabled and on pension until death in 1901, he was the husband of Mary Ann Getz [d. 1878] with whom he had seven children, and then, successively, married two widows; Susan (unknown) Nevel [d. 1889] and Amelia Felmey Hackenberg [d. 1912]
Daniel's brothers, William M. Riggle, Samuel Riegel, Benjamin F. Riegel, and Jacob L. Reigle also served during the Civil War.
Mary Ann Getz Riegel (1833 - 1878)
Amelia Felmey Reigle (1839 - 1912)
Alice Rachel Reigle Yeisly (1863 - 1923)*
Jane Riegel (1866 - 1887)*
DIED SEPT. 27, 1901
76 Y, 8 M., 14 D.
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Major William H. Byers Post, No. 384 (reorganized as Post No. 612), Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.)|
Added: Jan. 8, 2010
"New" Co. I, 49th Penn. Vol. Inf., 3rd Bde, 1st Div, VI Corps, Army of the Potomac|
Added: Jan. 6, 2010
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