Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Robert B. Daring, 44th., New York Infantry.

DARLING, ROBERT B.—Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August 14, 1862, at Albany, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Go. E, September 25, 1862; promoted corporal, January 14, 1864; killed in action, June 19, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.

The following was taken from the 44th., Regimental History.

At daybreak, on the 19th, as soon as our line was seen by the enemy, we received a severe fire of musketry and artillery. Corporal Darling of Company E was shot through the head and instantly killed as he was looking over the breastwork. As he was the tallest Corporal in the Company.

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