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John Davis (Company I)

John A. Davis (March 11, 1846 - March 5, 1918) served as a corporal in Company I, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

John Davis was born about 1846 in Catawba County, North Carolina to James L. and Rebecca (Killian) Davis. He married Martha A. Reynolds (1849-1926) with whom he had five children.[1]

Civil War service

Davis enlisted as a private in Company I on March 1, 1864 in Taylorsville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in April 13, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on September 1, 1864.

He is described as 18 years old, 6' 2" tall, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Davis is listed as present for duty until April 18, 1865 when he was left sick at U.S. General Hospital No. 1 in Nashville. He was discharged June 17, 1865 on orders dated June 25, 1865 due to chronic diarrhea that had lasted for over four months.

Post-war life

Davis moved to Buchanan County, Missouri by 1877, then to Cloud County, Kansas before 1889 where he was a member of Conforth Post #159, Grand Army of the Republic. He moved to Topeka, Kansas by 1898 and transferred his membership in the G.A.R. to Lincoln Post #1. Davis applied for an invalid's pension on May 27, 1876. He died March 5, 1918 in Buchanan County, Missouri at the home of his son Charles and is buried at Agency Cemetery in Agency, Missouri. His wife applied for a widow's pension on March 15, 1918.

Notes

  1. 1900 U.S. Census, Ward 4, Topeka, Kansas.
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