Rossiter Johnson, ed., “ Daniel, Junius,” The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, vol. 3 (Boston: The Biographical Society, 1904).
DANIEL, Junius, soldier, was born in Halifax county. N.C., June 27, 1828; son of John Reeve Jones Daniel. He was graduated from the U.S. military academy in 1851 and served on garrison duty in Kentucky and Missouri, 1851-52; and on frontier duty and scouting in New Mexico, I853-56. He was promoted first lieutenant May 31, 1857, and was on sick leave of absence, 1856-58. He resigned from the army Jan. 14, 1858, and became a planter in Shreveport, La. In 1861 he joined the Confederate army as colonel and was the organizer and commander of several brigades. He was promoted brigadier-general Sept. 2, 1862, and was placed in command of five battalions of North Carolina troops operating on the James river. In May, 1863, he was transferred to General Lee's army and fought at Gettysburg, Wilderness and Spottsylvania. On May 12, 1864, lie was wounded at the "bloody angle" in the battle of Spottsylvania, Va., and died May 13, 1864.