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Federal (USV)


Rasselas Elisha Davison

(1840 - 1922)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

A farmer from Spring Green, he enlisted in Company H, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 24 April 1861. Promoted to Corporal and Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He carried the Regimental Colors at Gettysburg on 1 July after the bearer went down.

After the War

He was in Kassuth County, IA in 1901 and a carpenter and member of a GAR Post in Everett, WA at the time of his death.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave and family genealogists.


10/10/1840 in OH


1922; in WA; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, WA


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, pp. 366 - 369  [AotW citation 10204]