Pvt Daniel Cross served in the United States Civil War. Enlisted: May 29, 1861 Mustered out: Jan 3, 1862 (DOW) Side: CSA Regiment(s): Company K, 31st Virginia Infantry
Mortally wounded in the Battle at Camp Alleghany on 13 Dec 1861 and died of his wounds on 3 Jan 1862
1. Served as Private, Co. K, 31st Virginia Infantry from 5/29/61 to death 1/3/62.
2. Mortally wounded Battle of Camp Alleghany December 13, 1861..
3. According to family legend, Daniel's brother Simpson stayed behind after the battle to care for and eventually bury his mortally wounded brother when he died on January 3rd. He then went home and rounded up his male kin and they all joined the 62nd Va. Mounted Infantry.
See Ashcraft, 31st Va. Infantry, (1988, H.E. Howard Co, Lynchburg Va. for details of W. Va. Campaign, 1861 and Battle of Camp Alleghany.
See Major General Edward "Alleghany" Johnson Online at http://www.fsu.edu/-e.woowwar for much information on 1861 W. Va. Campaign, including: "Diary of o a Confederate Soldier", James E. Hall, Co. H, 31 Va. Infantry; Official Report of Col. Edward Johnson (commanding officer) on Battle of Camp Alleghany.
Another possible source may be "The War Diaries of Capt. John Riley Philips, Capt., Co. K, 31st Va. Infantry, published in The Barbour Democrat, (113 Church St., Phillipi W. Va) in 1968.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Daniel by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Daniel: