Clay Davis (b. abt 1844) served as an under cook in Company C, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry. He is one of twenty-three black men known to have served with the regiment, all of whom served as company cooks.
Davis was born in Barren County, Kentucky.
Civil War service
Clay Davis enlisted in Company C on June 1, 1864 in Gallatin, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in on July 26, 1864 in Nashville.
At enlistment he was 20 years old, 5' 5" tall, black complexion, black eyes, and black hair.
According to the muster rolls Davis "Deserted September 15, 1864 at Bulls Gap, Tenn."
No further information about Davis nor the location of his grave has been found.