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Confederate (CSV)

Major

Benjamin F. Davis

(c. 1832 - ?)

Home State: Florida

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled and was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company E, 5th Florida Infantry on 26 February 1862 in Madison. He was elected Major at the reorganization of April 1862.

On the Campaign

He took command of the regiment as next senior officer after Lieutenant Colonel Lamar was wounded and captured on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863 while in command of the Regiment. He was cashiered from the service on 11 April 1864.

References & notes

Basic service information from the State of Florida.1

Birth

c. 1832

Notes

1   State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pp. 136, 143  [AotW citation 15451]