Albert was the son of Luther and Mary Daniels of North Danville, VT.
Albert, who served as a Private in Co. C of the 3rd Vermont Infantry from March to July 1865, was employed as a painter at the Montpelier Manufacturing Company in the capital city when driven by jealousy over rumors that another had won the affections of his fiancé Clara Demons, made an attempt to kill her at their place of work. Though wounded in the shoulder and hands Clara managed to escape, at which point Albert turned the gun on himself. Some attributed the shooting to “hereditary insanity” as Albert’s mother had died at an asylum.
No formal funeral was held and Albert was buried in the Drew-Kelsey Cemetery in Danville, Vermont.