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Federal (USV)


John Clark Davis

(c. 1833 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, he enlisted on 31 August 1861 in Upper Merion, and mustered as Sergeant, Company I, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 September in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the battlefield to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as J.C. Davis. Service information from the Card File2 and the History,3 as J. Clark Davis. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1833


09/17/1862; 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 3408]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23202]

3   Parker, Thomas H., History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V. ..., Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1869, pg. 676  [AotW citation 23203]