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 Daniel J. Reigle

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Daniel J. Reigle

  • Birth 13 Jan 1825 Union County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 27 Sep 1901 Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 11201080

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" [1864] 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 their Camp at Hall's Hill (Arlington County, VA) 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 Sechman Nevel [d. 1889] and Amelia Felmey Hackenberg [d. 1912].

Daniel's younger brothers, William M. Riggle, Samuel Riegel, Benjamin F. Riegel, and Jacob L. Reigle also served during the Civil War, as did one Getz nephew and all seven of his brothers-in-law.

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DIED SEPT. 27, 1901
76 Y, 8 M., 14 D.

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  • Created by: Jay Rarick
  • Added: 19 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11201080
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel J. Reigle (13 Jan 1825–27 Sep 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11201080, citing Beavertown Cemetery, Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jay Rarick (contributor 46793359) .