Edward D. Daniels was an
agricultural reformer, newspaper editor, and an active member of the Republican Party. The
Massachusetts-born Daniels worked as a geologist in Wisconsin, helped mount
expeditions to establish abolitionist colonies in Kansas, served in the U.S. Army,
and was involved in manufacturing in the Midwest before settling in Virginia in 1868,
at his doctor's recommendation. That same year he bought Gunston Hall, the onetime home of George Mason, and tried. . .
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