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Confederate (CSV)


Allen Webster Davis

(1835 - 1916)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 25 year old apprentice to cabinet maker James Youngblood next door to his parents and siblings in Carrollville, Tishomingo County, MS. He mustered as a Private in Company K, 19th Mississippi Infantry at Baldwin, MS on May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort McHenry in Baltimore to 14 October, then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 24 October and furloughed for 50 days on 4 November 1862. There is no later military record.

After the War

In 1870 he was a saloon keeper in Baldwyn, Lee County, MS but by 1880 was a farmer in Lee County. By 1910 he was a retail grocery salesman in Waco, TX.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 online from fold3. A casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862 has him killed at Sharpsburg. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880, 1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Eunice W Harrison (1845-) in March 1868 and they had a son Harry Gilmore Davis (1872-1945).


02/14/1835 in TN


01/22/1916; Waco, TX; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Waco, TX


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29736]