Name: Joseph Israel DANIEL
Given Name: Joseph Israel
Birth: 1 Oct 1842 in Taylors Creek, Liberty Co., GA
Death: 23 Apr 1923
Burial: Taylors Creek Cemetery, Liberty Co., GA
He attended Emory College at Oxford, Georgia where he was preparing to become a doctor; but, before reaching this goal, he was called into Confederate service.
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Joe joined Captain William Hughes┘u cavalry company, the ┘SLiberty Guards┘T which became Company B, 1st Battalion Georgia Cavalry. He served with the unit in picketing along the coast. In 1863 the unit became Company D, 5th Georgia Cavalry. After forays into South Carolina and Florida, the regiment was called to Atlanta to join Major General Wheeler┘us Cavalry Corps.
In June 1864 the ┘SGuards┘T saw action at the Battle of Noonday Church. The ┘SGuards┘T was pretty well shot up and Private Daniel was wounded in the hip. His jacket is preserved in the Midway Museum at Midway, Georgia. Joe survived the wound and was paroled at Savannah on May 5, 1865.
In his later years, his mode of transportation was a black buggy with his trusted steed, ┘SOld Gray.┘T His other companion was his birddog named Kermit.
Father: Enoch DANIEL b: 3 May 1799
Mother: Anna Elizabeth BIRD b: 2 Oct 1807