|Envelope (Outer Letter): Addressed to D.W. Daily; Charlestown, Indiana
Contains Letter Written From: H. Daily
July 1846; Camp Whitcomb, New Albany, Indiana
Letter in possession of, and
generously contributed to this website by David
transcription & explanatory notes by P.
Any errors are therefore the result of my own
deficiencies and interpretations.
indicate uncertainty of word
New Albany, In
July 3d 1846
We intend leaving
this point for the Rio Grande on Tuesday next (so
says the Colonel), the 1st Regiment leaves on
Sunday it will be impossible for David to be
[..ss] before we leave.
You will send our
clothes down by the first opportunity or bring
them down yourself with mother. David has found
his lost suit of clothes.
There was a sad
accident here yester=day a hack upset and rolled
down the river bank some  feet killing one of
the lieutenants of Montgomery Guards a young man
of about 20 years of age. He was buried to day
with the Honor of war.
David and myself are
"Harrison" Harry Daily was
born in Charlestown, Clark Co., Indiana in 1819
and was the eldest child of David Wise Daily and
his wife, Mary A. (Shirley). He was a 1st
lieutenant, Adjutant, of Company I of the 3rd
regiment and was mustered in on 22 June 1846 at
New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.
Transferred to staff, Harrison was mustered out
24 June 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana.
Daily was father of Harrison Daily. He
was born David Wise Daily in Charlestown, Indiana
on 16 August 1798 and was the son of Philip Daily
and Mary (Wise).
is brother of Harrison and son of David
& Mary (Shirley) Daily. He was born in
Charlestown in 1827. Just about five years from
the date of this letter David married Mary Ann
Parker, the daughter of John C. Parker. He was
mustered in 3rd Regiment, Company I, 22 Jun 1846,
at New Albany, Indiana as Sergeant, by Colonel
Samuel Churchill, and mustered out 27 Jun 1847,
at New Orleans, LA, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.
He and Mary Ann were the parents of Fanny, Harry,
Mollie & John C. Daily.
Parker, Esq. - Letter was either carried
by or sent in care of him. He is believed to be
John C. Parker who was born in Tennessee in about
1807. His wife, whom it is speculated he married
before 1830, died sometime between 1860-1870 and
was named Nancy (last name unknown). John and
Nancy were the parents of John M.; Mary Ann who
married David W. Daily, Jr. in 1851; James
Madison; Emily; Adaline; Cordelia; Sarah
(Sallie); and Julia Parker.
Whitcomb - located at New Albany in
Floyd County, Indiana, five Indiana regiments
were formed at this rendezvous point in 1846-1847
for service in the Mexican War. The first 3,000
men departed for active duty under Brigadier
General Joseph Lane during July 1846.