Remembering Soldier Bluford McDaniel
Born on April 5, 1841 in the county of Fayette now Lamar in the state of Ala; first entered the service as Private in Sep 1861 at Fernbank, Ala in Co K 26th Ala and continued until captured at Gettysburg, Pa Jul 2, 1863, sent to Ft. Delaware, Del, paroled there June 16, 1865.
After the war he walked home to Alabama barefoot.
He lost an eye and suffered wounds to the chest and arm. He was paroled at the end of the war and returned home. He is described as having light hair and blue eyes and 5 foot 9” tall when was released from prison he received a pension from the State until he died at the age of 75 years. His second wife, Susan Watson, received the pension until her death in 1962.