Daniel Edward Bishop is buried in grave reference EG H8, he was buried on 1st January 1900.  Cemetery records show that there was not a headstone at his grave so the area is unmarked.

Dr. Daniel Edward Bishop died in England, December 29th, 1899 (Elsewhere recorded as 3oth December.)

Dr. Bishop served in the Union Forces of the American Civil War.  [ The Union Army (aka the Federal Army, or Northern Army) was the army that fought for the Union (or North) during the the American Civil War.]  While not seeing active service, Bishop had the nonetheless vital job, as Major in the Union (Northern) Army Paymaster’s Department, of ensuring that the troops were paid; he served from 26th November, 1862 to May 12, 1865.

Paymasters, who were ignored except when, as frequently happened, the government was late in sending the pay, in which case they bore the brunt of the soldiers’ complaints.  It was thus an important but thankless job, particularly if you were a volunteer Paymaster, as most were during the war.

In the US 1850 census, he was 35-year-old Physician, living in Ithaca NY, and born in that state.  (He is listed at Geneva Medical College, Class of 1845)   His (presumably first) wife was Eliza Low (Isaacs) Bishop, 30. They appear not to have had children.

He was commissioned as a Paymaster of U.S. Volunteers, with the rank of Captain, on 29th Nov., 1892, and honourably discharged on May 12, 1865, one month after the end of the war.

In Feb. 1872 he claimed and was granted a Federal veterans’ disability pension.  As this was a very early date for such pensions to be awarded, it would seem that he acquired some sort of medical condition during the war, as a result of his service.  His pension file in the US National Archives (certificate no. 690,504) will give much more detail.

He seems to have travelled now and then between America and the UK, certainly in the 1890s.

His wife Eliza Low Bishop died 17 Dec., 1891, at Manhattan. N.Y.

On October 21, 1893, he married Ada Eliza Richards, of 51 Shaftesbury Road, Hammersmith, London (he was living at no. 95) at St. Peter’s. Hammersmith.

He left an estate of £451.11.8

In May 1900, his widow Ada E. Bishop, claimed a Federal War Widow’s pension.  This was rejected, probably because she had sufficient means of support – until after WW1, one had to be in extreme poverty to receive a pension, unless the disability was directly due to wounds or disability incurred in the war.  Ada died 31 July, 1929, at the Polo Ground Nursing Home, Canterbury. Her address was given as 1 Queens Gardens, Herne Bay.