James Dalton

James Dalton was born 1832 in Ireland.

James immigrated to the United States, eventually settling in Michigan, and by 1860 he was a day laborer working and/or living with a wealthy cooper by the name of F. Alton in Lansing’s Second Ward.

James was 29 years old and still living in Lansing when he enlisted at the age of 29 in Company B on May 13, 1861.

He died of a “fever” on November 18, 1861, in the Regimental hospital near Fort Lyon, Virginia, and was presumably buried at Fort Lyon; it is possible that he may have been reburied among the unknown soldiers at Alexandria National Cemetery.

No pension seems to be available.