Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential  Center

 

David Daub

 

LH Misc. Mss. Oversize

Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

 

Introduction

 

The documents were donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 2009 by Richard Hanny.

 

Biographical Sketch

 

David 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, Maryland.

Following 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.

Scope and Content

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.

Inventory

Ac. 5756
2 items

  1. Andersonville Survivors Association Certificate
  2. Colored, printed lithograph of the Ten Commandments