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Federal (USV)


Robert Clarkson Davis

(c. 1842 - 1864)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer, he enlisted on 31 August 1861 at Upper Marion, and mustered as a Private in Company I, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry in Harrisburg on 28 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He enlisted in and transferred to Battery K, First United States Artillery on 25 October 1862 at Harpers Ferry, VA. He was captured, date and place not given, and held at the prison camp at Andersonville, GA, where he died of disease on 2 October 1864.

References & notes

Service information from the Card File,1 as Clarkson R. Davis, the History,2 as R. Clarkson Davis, and the Registers,3 as Robert C. Davis. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842; Delaware County, PA


10/02/1864; Andersonville, GA; burial in Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon County, GA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 27906]

2   Parker, Thomas H., History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V. ..., Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1869, pp. 228, 678  [AotW citation 27907]

3   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 54, pg. 326  [AotW citation 27908]