Daniel P. McDonald, Sr., age 33 years, was enlisted as Private on April 2nd, 1862 in Captain McLean’s Company, Company H (Union Rebels), 6th Regiment Florida Infantry by J. J. Finley at Mount Vernon Arsenal, Florida, for a period of 3 years or the war.
He was promoted to 2nd Corporal sometime between November 1st and December 31st, 1863.
He was captured at the Battle of Atlanta just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia on July 22nd, 1864.
He was sent to Camp Chase Military Prison, Columbus, Ohio via Mariettta, Georgia; Nashville, Tennessee; and Louisville, Kentucky; arriving at Camp Chase on July 31st, 1864.
He applied for the oath of allegiance in December, 1864. Remarks taken state, “States that he was conscripted and forced into service.”
He appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War paroled at Camp Chase Military Prison, Columbus, Ohio and transferred to City Point, Virginia for exchange dated March 4th, 1865.
He appears on a Register of Receiving and Wayside Hospital, or General Hospital #9, Richmond, Virginia under the head of “Deaths” that he was admitted on March 12th, 1865 and died on March 13th, 1865 due to “debility”.