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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
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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