Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
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The documents were donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes
Presidential Center in 2009 by Richard Hanny.
Daub was born in York County,
Pennsylvania February 18, 1845.
He was the son of Michael and Katherine Daub. He moved with his parents in 1855
to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. At the outbreak of the Civil
War, Daub enlisted from Lancaster
County as a private in
Company B of the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry. He fought at the Wilderness,
Spotsylvania, and Petersburg.
Following the Petersburg
mine explosion, he was captured. He was imprisoned at Andersonville for seven
months and later at Libby Prison and Danville.
Daub was paroled February 22, 1865 at Annapolis,
the war, Daub moved to Sandusky County and farmed 120 acres in Jackson Township.
He married Lydia Shale and the couple had five children. In 1901, he moved to Burgoon, Ohio, where he sold hardware and implements
until fire destroyed his business. Daub was a member of Sandusky
County's Eugene Rawson Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. He
was also a road supervisor and a member of the Evangelical Church.
December 5, 1919, Daub died suddenly of a heart attack.
The collection contains two items, an Andersonville Survivors
Association certificate and a colored lithograph featuring the Ten
Commandments. The 1880 certificate
recognized Daub as a lifetime member because of his imprisonment at Andersonville. The certificate further states that
"his Health has been seriously impaired and he contracted General Disability
during confinement in Rebel Prisons." The
organization may have been founded in the wake of publicity surrounding the
trial of Henry Wirz, the commandant of Andersonville. Former prisoners of war formed the
organization to lobby Congress for disability pension legislation.
Survivors Association Certificate
- Colored, printed lithograph of the Ten Commandments