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Federal (USV)


George W. Davis

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 27 year old tinsmith in Barre, MA, he mustered as Private in Company K, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 19 July 1861. He was promoted to First Sergeant on 1 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near Sharpsburg and died there of wounds on 26 September 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. He married Rhoda Viola Little in Barre in 1854 and they had a son, Orlando H. Davis (1856-1863).


c. 1835


09/26/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3407]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 642  [AotW citation 20726]