James Dailey

James Dailey was born around 1839 in Ireland or New York.

By 1860 James had settled in western Michigan and was probably a cook living in and/or working for the Eagle Hotel in Grand Rapids’ First Ward.

James was 22 years old and residing in Kent County when he enlisted in Company D on May 13, 1861.

He was reported present for duty from January of 1862 until he was listed as missing in action and subsequently reported killed in action on August 29, 1862, at Second Bull Run. James was presumably among the unknown soldiers killed at Second Bull Run whose remains were taken to Arlington National Cemetery for burial.

No pension seems to be available.