Andrew Calhoun Davis(1838 - 1924)
Home State: South Carolina
Command Billet: Battalion Ordnance Sergeant
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried 24 year old clerk from the Richland District, he enlisted in Company F, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 20 April 1862 in Columbia, SC. He was appointed Ordnance Sergeant 1 July 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured while on guard detail with Brigade ordnance wagons heading for the Potomac River early on 15 September 1862, by Federal cavalry which had just broken out of Harpers Ferry.
The remainder of the War:
Held at Fort Delaware, he was sent to Aikens Landing, VA and exchanged on 2 October 1862. Paroled at Greensboro, SC as Ordnance Sergeant, 3rd South Carolina Infantry.
After the War:
He was in business in Columbia, worked in the offices of the Columbia Canal company, and worked at the Columbia Duck Mill (which manufactured cotton duck fabric).
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1, who has his burial place as First Presbyterian Cemetery, Columbia, SC. His memorial is on Findagrave, source of additional life details.
|Birth Date: 11/12/1838 Place of Birth: Washington, DC |
Death Date: 03/21/1924 Death Place: Columbia, SC Burial Place: Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, SC
1 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster [AotW citation 15957]
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