Envelope (Outer Letter): Addressed to D.W. Daily; Charlestown, In
Contains Letter Written From: "Harry" Daily
July 1846; Camp Whitcomb
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
July 06, 1846
just got permit from the Col to go home and I
will trouble you to send me by him one hundred
Dollars in gold if you can send it when I was [ ]
last week, I was of opinion that I would need no
more but when I came back I found that the bank
would not accomodate the officers and I had to
divide what money I had with me with our company
"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. 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. On 26 Jun 1851, he
married Mary Ann Parker, the daughter of John C.
and Nancy. David and Mary Ann were the parents of
Fanny, Harry, Mollie & John C. Daily.
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.