Obituary of Raleigh Travers Daniel, Jr.

Daniel, Raleigh Travers (1853) – Raleigh Travers Daniel, Jr., Class of 1853: Genealogy: Born- ca. 1833. Father- Raleigh Travers Daniel; Mother- unknown. Grandparents- unknown. Marriage and Children- no info. Matriculated from Richmond, VA. At VMI 1 year, 9 months. Military Record: Helped organize and briefly served as Adjutant of 33d Virginia Militia in 1861; enlisted Apr. 18, 1861 in Richmond as a Private with Company A, 1st Virginia; commissioned as a 2d Lieutenant in the Provisional Army of Virginia on May 26, 1861 per the reccomendation of VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith; assigned as Drillmaster for 2d (later 12th) North Carolina at Norfolk (“The efficiency of my regiment is due in a great measure to his valuable services,” wrote the Regimental Commander); Commission vacated when the Provisional Army of Virginia was absorbed by the Confederacy; volunteered to help Colonel (later Brigadier General) J.S. Williams organize troops in eastern Kentucky; appointed 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, 5th Kentucky, on Nov. 16, 1861; later Adjutant on Williams’staff; possibly also on staff of Brigadier General H. Marshall in spring, 1862; in Richmond on leave (or official business, records differ)in June 1862 and volunteered to serve on staff of Brigadier General L. A. Armistead as Volunteer Aide-de-Camp; assigned on June 29 to command Company F, 38th Virginia (company then without officers); heroic service at Malvern Hill where he was wounded in action in the arm, chest, and thigh while carrying the Colors; appointed Captain in November of 1862; on staffs of Brigadier Generals J. Pegram and R. D. Lilley as Assistant Adjutant General and inspector; in hospital in Rome, Georgia during the fall of 1863; lost commission on June 14, 1864 when Confederate State Senate did not confirm appointment; reappointed Sep. 16, 1864 (date of rank is June 15); paroled at Appomattox as Captain, Inspector General on staff of Brigadier General J.A. Walker’s 52d Brigade. Post War Career: Lawyer. Died- Feb. 11, 1919, in Richmond, VA., in Soldiers’ Home.

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