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Confederate (CSV)


George Washington Davis

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 24 September 1861 at Camp McDonald in Kennesaw, GA.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the "White House" hospital on the Line farm at Sharpsburg, but died there of wounds before 2 October 1862. He was buried nearby, but his current resting place is unknown.

His widow Iby filed for his final pay of $103.23 in May 1863. She was finally paid in April 1865.

References & notes

His service from Henderson,1 who says he was killed outright at Sharpsburg, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Hospital detail from a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862.


09/00/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 2, p. 1035  [AotW citation 30034]

2   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 30035]