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feet seven inches would make him a mark for the enemy. Robert Davis, a nephew, was also a private. Colonel Davis joined thColonel Davis joined the First Mississippi Regiment on the 21st of July, 1846, when they were in camp below New Orleans, whither they had proceeded ess forty men. As soon as the regiment landed, however, Colonel Davis began a rigid course of discipline, and the officers' acklace of immense pearls which were of several colors. Colonel Davis saw one of the soldiers in friendly conversation with aations upon the precepts of the Decalogue since then. Mr. Davis thus described the condition of General Taylor and his artation. Upon reaching General Taylor's headquarters Colonel Davis found a hearty welcome, and informed General Taylor of ement to which the President had kindly consented, that Colonel Davis should stay with General Taylor and not be subject to o advantage of Governor Marcy, who was a master of fence. Mr. Davis was at the camp-fire when General Taylor wrote it, and sa
ppi Rifles. In the storming of Monterey, he writes, Colonel Davis and his riflemen played a most gallant part. The stormlowed by Captain Willis. Anticipating General Quitman, Colonel Davis, about the same time, gave the order to charge. With w hand, McClung has sprung over the ditch. After him dashes Davis, cheering on the Mississippians, and then Campbell with hisould stay the Mississippians; they are after the Mexicans. Davis and McClung are simultaneously masters of the fortificationor of victory the brigade does not halt; but, led on by Colonel Davis, are preparing to charge on the second post (El Diablo)aced in possession of El Diablo on the dawn of the 23d, Colonel Davis was exposed to a sharp fire from a half-moon redoubt, aone buildings in the rear. Taking a less exposed position, Davis was reinforced, and, the balance of the Mississippians comieir way to the advance. The conflict increased, and still Davis continued his command through the street to within a square
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 25: the storming of Monterey-report of Mr. Davis. (search)
apter 25: the storming of Monterey-report of Mr. Davis. Professor William Preston Johnston, the ount of the storming of Monterey, written by Mr. Davis in a private letter. The Professor thus eral Worth, of the United States Army, and Colonel Davis, Mississippi Rifles, to meet a like numberal Henderson, of the Texan Volunteers, and Colonel Davis, of the Mississippi Riflemen, on the part eptember 24, 1846. Of this capitulation Mr. Davis wrote: As to the wisdom of the course adopte many of the advance of our own forces. Colonel Davis told me many anecdotes of the battle, but ould meet but little from us. From Colonel Davis to Mrs. Davis. Monterey, October 5, 1846. Mrs. Davis. Monterey, October 5, 1846. . . . My health is very good and my ignorance of our future movements as entire as your own. Thesh to be commanded by a truer soldier than Colonel Davis. A short extract is subjoined from theTwigg's division; Colonels Mitchell, Campbell, Davis, and Wood, commanding the Ohio, Tennessee, Mis[1 more...]
s reports, dated Camp Allen, near Monterey, October 19th, I find this note: Colonel Davis left on furlough for sixty days. He left the camp with a corporal's guard,d snorted, but the blow only enraged him. He could not be induced to stir. Colonel Davis told the sailors to let him alone, and, standing on the ship held the bridlhad done his best, and, at all events, there was little opportunity, during Colonel Davis's short stay at Brierfield, in which to rectify mistakes. During this timeattitude of alienation in which the negroes stand toward us. The time for Mr. Davis's return rolled around all too soon. To replace Tartar, he took Richard, a nhey avoided assassination, and reached Saltillo, safely, January 4, 1847. Mr. Davis mentioned a peculiar fact while telling the incidents of this story. Whented it to their eating so much red pepper and the dry climate. During Colonel Davis's absence the regiment was commanded by Major A. B. Bradford. On Monday, De
Ira R. Wills Henry Chas. Durham Henry Morrison Francis Henry J. B. Carpenter Henry J. Osborn Jackson G. W. Jeffries Jasper G. H. Varnell Jefferson Wm. Dodds Jefferson J. M. Pace Jefferson James Sample Jersey O. W. Powell Jersey M. Y. Johnson Jo. Daviess David Sheen Jo. Daviess M. Simmons Jo. Daviess Louis Shister Jo. Daviess Thomas McKee Knox J. F. Worrell McLean E. D. Wright Menard Edward Lanning Menard Robert Halloway Mercer Robt. Davis Montgomery Thos. Grey Montgomery W. J. Latham Morgan J. O. S. Hays Morgan J. W. McMillen Morgan D. Patterson Moultrie Dr. Keller Moultrie G. D. Read Ogle W. W. O'Brien Peoria Peter Sweat Peoria Jacob Gale Peoria P. W. Dunne Peoria John Butler Peoria John Francis Peoria Wm. S. Moore Christian B. S. Morris Cook W. C. Wilson Crawford L. W. Odell Crawford Dickins Cumberland J. C. Armstrong Dewitt C. H. Palmer Dewitt B. T. Williams
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died., List of Massachusetts officers and soldiers killed in action. (search)
sland, S. C.,July 2, 1864. Davis, James H.,15th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. Davis, John M.,33d Mass. Inf.,Lookout Mountain, Tenn.,Oct. 29, 1863. Davis, Levi,37th Mass. Inf.,Charlestown, Va.,Aug. 21, 1864. Davis, Lorenzo,2d Mass. Inf.,Chancellorsville, Va.,May 3, 1863. Davis, Luther M.,49th Mass. Inf.,Port Hudson, La.,May 27, 1863. Davis, Orin L.,15th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. Davis, P. Stearns, Col.,39th Mass. Inf.,Before Petersburg, Va.,July 11, 1864. Davis, Robert,28th Mass. Inf.,Wilderness, Va.,May 5, 1864. Davis, Sumner A., Corp.,11th Mass. Inf.,Gettysburg, Pa.,July 2, 1863. Davis, William,9th Mass. Inf.,Malvern Hill, Va.,July 1, 1862. Dawson, Anthony E.,28th Mass. Inf.,Virginia,March 25, 1865. Day, Edwin E., Capt.,10th Mass. Inf.,Fair Oaks, Va.,May 31, 1862. Day, Henry,57th Mass. Inf.,Crater, Petersburg, Va.,July 30, 1864. Day, John,20th Mass. Inf.,Virginia,June 8, 1864. Day, Joshua G.,32d Mass. Inf.,Shady Grove Church, Va.,May 30, 1864.
sland, S. C.,July 2, 1864. Davis, James H.,15th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. Davis, John M.,33d Mass. Inf.,Lookout Mountain, Tenn.,Oct. 29, 1863. Davis, Levi,37th Mass. Inf.,Charlestown, Va.,Aug. 21, 1864. Davis, Lorenzo,2d Mass. Inf.,Chancellorsville, Va.,May 3, 1863. Davis, Luther M.,49th Mass. Inf.,Port Hudson, La.,May 27, 1863. Davis, Orin L.,15th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. Davis, P. Stearns, Col.,39th Mass. Inf.,Before Petersburg, Va.,July 11, 1864. Davis, Robert,28th Mass. Inf.,Wilderness, Va.,May 5, 1864. Davis, Sumner A., Corp.,11th Mass. Inf.,Gettysburg, Pa.,July 2, 1863. Davis, William,9th Mass. Inf.,Malvern Hill, Va.,July 1, 1862. Dawson, Anthony E.,28th Mass. Inf.,Virginia,March 25, 1865. Day, Edwin E., Capt.,10th Mass. Inf.,Fair Oaks, Va.,May 31, 1862. Day, Henry,57th Mass. Inf.,Crater, Petersburg, Va.,July 30, 1864. Day, John,20th Mass. Inf.,Virginia,June 8, 1864. Day, Joshua G.,32d Mass. Inf.,Shady Grove Church, Va.,May 30, 1864.
avis, G. H., 510 Davis, G. L., 451 Davis, G. R., 352 Davis, G. T., 81 Davis, G. W., 451 Davis, George, 451 Davis, H. A., 451 Davis. H. F., 65 Davis, J. G., 510 Davis, J. H., 352 Davis, J. J. P., 451 Davis, J. M., 352 Davis, James, 37th Mass. Inf., 352 Davis, James, 55th Mass. Inf., 352 Davis, L. M., 352 Davis, Levi, 352 Davis, Lorenzo, 352 Davis, M. S., 510 Davis, N. H., 52, 208 Davis, O. L., 352 Davis, O. R., 451 Davis, P. A., 186 Davis, P. S., 21, 115, 270, 352 Davis, Robert, 352 Davis, S. A., 352 Davis, T. B., 510 Davis, Thomas, 451 Davis, W. G., 510 Davis, Walter R., 451 Davis, William, 352 Davis, William R., 64 Davyson, W., 510 Dawes, W. H., 451 Dawson, A. E., 352 Dawson, S. W., 510 Day, Abraham, Jr., 510 Day, Charles, 451 Day, D. B., 510 Day, Dennis, 510 Day, E. E., 53, 352 Day, E. L., 451 Day, Henry, 352 Day, J. D., 451 Day, J. F., 4th Mass. Cav. 510 Day, J. F., Corp., 4th Mass. Cav. 510 Day, J. G., 352 Day, John, 11th U. S. Inf
ew York City, Apr. 10, 1869. Davis, Nelson Henry. See General Officers. Davis, Phineas Alonzo. Born in Massachusetts. Captain, 7th Battery, Mass. Light Artillery, Apr. 20, 1861. Captain, Assistant Adj. General, U. S. Volunteers, Sept. 16, 1863. Brevet Major, U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 1, 1865. Brevet Lieut. Colonel and Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Major, Assistant Adj. General, Mar. 21, 1865. Mustered out, May 19, 1866. Died at New Canton, Va., Aug. 22, 1872. Davis, Robert. Born in Massachusetts. Private, 1st Mass. Infantry, Jan. 31 to July 15, 1848. Private, Corporal and Sergeant, 2d Mass. Infantry, June 11, 1858, to Nov. 19, 1862. Second Lieutenant, 2d U. S. Infantry, July 18, 1862. First Lieutenant, Oct. 20, 1863. Brevet Captain, U. S. Army, Aug. 1, 1864. Retired for incapacity, resulting from long and faithful service, from wounds or injury received, from disease contracted, or exposure in the line of duty, July 18, 1866, with rank of Captain, J
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
vis, H. T., 267, 411, 519 Davis, Hasbrouck, 175, 411, 464, 519 Davis, I. P., Jr., 40 Davis, J. H., 267 Davis, J. H., 575 Davis, J. J., 268 Davis, J. R., 268 Davis, J. T., 211, 267, 519 Davis, J. W., 40 Davis, J. W., 268 Davis, J. W., 268 Davis, Jefferson, 643 Davis, John, 581 Davis, Joseph, 268 Davis, M. H., 268 Davis, M. M., 268 Davis, N. H., 175, 211, 411, 519 Davis, N. R., 40 Davis, P. A., 268, 411, 519 Davis, P. S., 211, 643 Davis, R. S., 412 Davis, R. W., 487 Davis, Robert, 411, 520 Davis, Roswell, 40 Davis, S. A., 380 Davis, T. H., 40 Davis, W. G., 268 Davis, W. H., 40 Davis, W. S., 211, 268, 520 Davis, W. W., 268 Davis, W. W., 268 Davis, W. W. H., 176, 268, 412, 464, 520 Davol, B. D., 268 Davol, G. S., 160 Dawes, J. C., 464 Dawes, R. C., 40 Dawson, T. W., 380 Day, Benjamin, 268 Day, C. O., 268 Day, D. L., 607 Day, E. E., 268 Day, G. H., 268 Day, J. M., 211 Day, J. W., 268 Day, Luther, 211 Day, M. S., 160 Day, S. E., 487, 568 Dean
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