Captain Daniel Drummond
Fifth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
Daniel Drummond was a twenty-one year old resident of Joliet, Illinois when he enlisted as a private in Company D of the Fifth Iowa Cavalry on October 21, 1861. He was promoted to Eighth Corporal on June 16, 1862, Seventh Corporal on June 22, 1862, Sixth Corporal on June 23, 1862 and Fifth Corporal on June 25, 1862. Four promotions in nine days!
Drummond was promoted to Second Corporal in December and to Company Quartermaster Sergeant on April 18, 1864. On January 20, 1865 he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on July 6, 1865. Although he was never mustered in the rank, he was promoted to Captain on August 3, 1865. Drummond mustered out several days ahead of the bulk of the regiment on August 8, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
The Fifth Iowa Cavalry site is deeply indebted to Michael Breeling for sharing the civil war image of Drummond, for which he maintains the copyright.