Daniel Sharpton born around 1824 in Edgefield County, South Carolina. He would marry Georgia-born Elizabeth R. Wages in Gwinnett County, Georgia and they would eventually have eight children.
Daniel volunteered for service on March 28, 1864 in Decatur, Alabama. He was 40 years old at the time and was living at Houston in Winston County, Alabama. He mustered in the service as a Private on April 13, 1864 at Decatur, Alabama in the First Alabama, Company G. He volunteered to serve for three years or duration of the war.
His two oldest sons, William Alan and Joel T. Sharpton, volunteered the same time Daniel did.
Daniel Sharpton died in U.S. Army General Hospital at Nashville, Tennessee on Sept. 9, 1864 by reason of chronic diarrhea.
Submitted by Reita Burress, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Tent No. 4
Nashville National Cemetery
Service records compiled by Glenda Todd and used with her permission. This and other information about the history of the First and the men who fought with the unit
can be found in her book, First Alabama Cavalry, USA: Homage to Patriotism.