DANIEL, Robert W.; enlisted: May 21, 1866, New York, by Capt. Paulding; born: Petersburg, Virginia; age: 25 yrs; occupation: clerk; dark eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’5½”; Company C, 2d Cavalry; died December 21, 1866, near Peno Creek, Dakota Territory (killed in action); rank: private; [Fetterman Massacre].
Originally buried at Fort Phil Kearney Post Cemetery, Dakota Territory (Johnson County, Wyoming).
When the remains from Fort Phil Kearney arrived in 1905 at Custer Battlefield National Cemetery for reburial the cemetery register listed 97 “Unknown US Soldiers,” and 7 named. Robert Daniel is most likely one of the unknown reburials, section B, between sites 15-49 and 108-144.