Thomas Daniels enlisted in Company A, Ohio 102nd Infantry Regiment of the Union Army on 6 Sep 1862. Mustered out on 30 Jun 1865 Nashvillle, TN. Rank at enlistment was Private, on enlistment date of 15 Aug 1862. Served in Ohio, was wounded in the war; survived the war according to the official roster of the soldiers of the state of Ohio.
One Hundred and Second Infantry. - Col. William Given; Lieut.-Cols., Absalom Baker, George H. Bowman, Jonas D. Elliott, John Huston; Maj., George H. Topping. This regiment was organized at Mansfield, in Aug. and Sept., 1862, to serve for three years. It moved by rail to Covington, KY, Sept. 4, 1862, and was engaged in the defense of that city against Gen. Kirby Smith. After about two weeks of duty it was sent to Louisville, KY, participated in the defense of that city against Gen. Bragg, and joined in the pursuit of his army on Oct. 5, 1862. The regiment started for Nashville Sept. 21, 1863, where it remained about six months. On April 26, 1864, it was transferred to Tullahoma, Tenn. where it guarded the railroad from Normandy to Decherd until Jun 6. It then moved across the Cumberland mountains to Bellefonte, Ala., arriving on June 10, and continued its march to Dodsonville, where it was employed on the defense of the Tennessee river from Stevenson to the foot of the Seven-mile island, a distance of 50 miles. During the summer the regiment had frequent engagements with the enemy. On Sept. 23 about 400 men of the regiment were ordered to reinforce the fort at Athens, Ala., and on the 24th lost a large number of men killed and wounded, the remainder being captured and sent to Cahaba prison. After being paroled the prisoners were placed on board the ill-fated steamer Sultana, and as near as can be ascertained 70 perished in that disaster. The regiment was engaged at the siege of Decatur, Ala., Oct. 26-29, 1864. After the siege it was frequently engaged in sharp and severe skirmishes with the enemy until mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., June 30, 1865, in accordance with orders from the war department.
Daughter Annie Amy Daniels born in Saint Thomas, Birmingham, Warwick, England on 1 Oct 1865; baptised on 29 Oct 1865.
Notes posted on FindAGrave include, “Thomas married Clarissa Jackson on 21 November 1863 in Wood County. He had immigrated in 1860. Thomas was a farmer.”
Insciption on Grave Stone: “DANIELS, Grandfather Thomas 1833-1923, Grandmother Clarissa 1846-1929; Uncle William 1872-1948”.
Buried at Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, USA. Plot: Block L Site 32, Lot 2 Find A Grave Memorial # 57738159.