Bluford McDaniel
From the history of the 26th Alabama by Todd Molesworth
Born April 5, 1841 in Fayette County, Alabama and enlisted October 3, 1861.  Captured at Fort Donelson as private on February 16, 1862 and sent to Camp Douglas on steamship Warner.  Admitted to U.S.A. Hospital in Camp Douglas on June 20, 1862 and returned to duty on July 4, 1862.  Sent to Vicksburg, Mississippi and exchanged September 6, 1862.  Given 30 day furlough on October 1 and rejoined Regiment November 1, 1862.  Wounded and captured at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863 while engaged at Culp's Hill and sent to Fort Delaware in early July, 1863.  Took oath on June 14, 1865 and released to Fayette County.
Also in the 26th Alabama Company K was his future brother in law John Columbus Mitchell
Confederate soldier, Bluford McDaniel from what is now Lamar County, Alabama. He was captured at Gettysburg in July 1863 and sent to Fort Delaware. When the war ended and he was paroled in June, 1865, he walked home to Alabama barefoot.

1900 United States Federal Census


Name    Bluford Mcdaniel
Age    59
Birth Date    Apr 1841
Birthplace    Alabama
Home in 1900    Ridge, Lamar, Alabama
Race    White
Gender    Male
Relation to Head of House    Head
Marital Status    Married
Spouse's Name    Susan I Mcdaniel
Marriage Year    1891
Years Married    9
Father's Birthplace    Georgia
Mother's Birthplace    South Carolina
Household Members    
Name    Age
Bluford Mcdaniel    59
Susan I Mcdaniel    36
Milton V Mcdaniel    19
Lorra L Mcdaniel    14
Joel F Mcdaniel    11
Edker F Mcdaniel    4
Bluford B Mcdaniel    1
Narsissus Gault    29
Belma Gault    8
Dollie J Gault    7
Thomas J Gault    5

2nd wife Mariah & Bluford