Tyler, Daniel was born on January 7, 1799 in Brooklyn, Connecticut, United States. Son of Daniel and Sarah (Edwards) Chaplin Tyler.
Graduated from the United States Mil Academy, 1819. Attended Artillery School, Metz, France, 1828.
Went to France to study French military system, 1828. Translated many French books on artillery. United States Army, 1819, superintendent insps. of contract arms, 1832, resigned, 1834.
President Norwich & Worcester R.R., Morris Canal & Banking Company, during 1840’s. Completed construction railroad from Macon to Atlanta (Georgia), 1844-1845. Commander 1st Connecticut Regiment, United States Volunteers, during Civil War, commissioned brigadier general, 1861.
Participated in battles of Bull Run, Corinth, 1862. In command at battles Maryland Heights, also Harpers Ferry, 1863. Organized (with Samuel Noble) Woodstock Iron Company (after examining iron deposits in Eastern Alabama), 1872.
President Mobile & Montgomery R.R.
Married Emily Lee, May 23, 1832, at least 5 children, including Alfred.