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Federal (USV)


John Brent Davids

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

A farmer living at Oshkosh, he enlisted in Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 21 April 1861. He was just over 6' tall, with gray eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion. He was promoted Corporal (date unknown).

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the knee at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant on 16 December 1862. He was captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. He mustered out on 2 February 1865 at Madison.

After the War

Service data from the Roster1. Further details and his wounding at Antietam from a letter in the Oshkosh Museum.


c. 1841 in IL


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 360  [AotW citation 10192]