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Federal (USV)

Private

John E. Davis

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted and mustered as Private, Company D, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on 13 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. He has a stone (#3667) at Antietam National Cemetery (via Findagrave); his probable burial at Fairview from an article in the Altoona Tribune of 23 December 1862 [clipping].

He married Mary Elizabeth Metzger (1838-1922) about 1859 and they had two sons, Joseph (1861-1936) and Maxwell (1863-1930).

Death

09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Altoona, PA

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. IV, pp. 117  [AotW citation 1308]