John Brent Davids(c. 1841 - )
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A farmer living at Oshkosh, he enlisted in Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 21 April 1861. He was just over 6' tall, with gray eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion. He was promoted Corporal (date unknown).
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was slightly wounded in the knee at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Sergeant on 16 December 1862. He was captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. He mustered out on 2 February 1865 at Madison.
After the War:
Service data from the Roster1. Further details and his wounding at Antietam from a letter in the Oshkosh Museum.
|Birth State: IL |
1 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 360 [AotW citation 10192]
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