Clinton William Daniels

Clinton William Daniels

Salem County, New Jersey, USA
Death 12 Jun 1893 (aged 48)
Duncannon, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Cheswold, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 11267112 · View Source
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The son of Samuel S. & Ann (Gray) Daniels and stepson of Sarah Ann (Short) Daniels, in 1860 he was a farmer living in Little Creek Hundred, Kent County, Delaware. He stood 5' 4" tall and had dark hair and gray eyes. He is in the 1860 census by his middle name.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Leipsic, Kent County, Delaware, November 15, 1862, mustered into federal service there November 22 as a private with Co. F, 6th Delaware Infantry, and honorably discharged with his company August 22, 1863, at Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware. He also enlisted and mustered in Wilmington, Delaware, February 25, 1864, as a private with Co. G, 4th Delaware Infantry. Wounded in the left elbow June 18, 1864, at Petersburg, Virginia, following initial treatment in a field hospital he transferred to DeCamp U.S. Hospital, David's Island, New York City, and furloughed August 9, 1864. On September 29, he was transferred to Tilton U.S. Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware, and remained there until discharged by surgeon's certificate May 15, 1865. According to one surgeon, his wound was "slight," which hardly explains why he never returned to active duty subsequent to his injury.

He married Mary Ellen North August 19, 1872, allegedly in North Carolina, and fathered William E. (ba. 1873), Paul C. (ba. 1875), George Samuel (b. 01/28/80), Olive B. (b. 07/09/82 - married William Clark Buckingham), and Lucas M. (b. 03/06/88, d. 01/15/03).

He apparently lived most of his life in Delaware, and why and when he moved to Perry County, Pennsylvania, remains to be uncovered. Adding to the mystery is the Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans file that claims they shipped the tombstone for installation at Bethel M. E. Cemetery in Cheswold, Delaware, and there is a Findagrave record (see #11267112).

His stated age at death is 48-4-26, which calculates to a birth date of January 17, 1845.

Clinton also has a headstone in the Duncannon Union Cemetery, Duncannon, Pennsylvania. It is unsure at this time which is a "Cenotaph".

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Delaware, Co. G, 4th Inf., G.A.R



  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 30 Jun 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11267112
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clinton William Daniels (2 Apr 1845–12 Jun 1893), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11267112, citing Bethel Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Cheswold, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .