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Federal (USV)


Lewis E. Davis

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted on 31 August 1861 at Upper Marion, and mustered as Private, Company I, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry in Harrisburg on 28 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 24 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from the Card File,1 which says he was killed outright on 14 September, and the History.2 He's also seen as E. Lewis Davis. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


09/24/1862; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23192]

2   Parker, Thomas H., History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V. ..., Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1869, pg. 678  [AotW citation 23232]