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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Francis A. Davies

(Ap'd Pa.)


Francis Asbury Davies

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Colonel Cameron, commanding 79th New York Volunteers, June‑July, 1861, in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., and in  p795 the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Action of Blackburn's Ford, July 18, 1861, — and Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July, 1861, to Mar., 1862;

(Captain, 16th Infantry, Sep. 27, 1861)

in command of Company of 3d Infantry in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — and Battles before Richmond, June 25 to July 1, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30,

(Bvt. Major, Aug. 30, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Bull Run 2d, Va.)

1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1862‑66, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Nov. 25, 1862, to Aug. 11, 1863, — and Principal Asst. Professor of French, Aug. 11, 1863, to July 1, 1867; on leave of absence,

(Transferred to 25th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

July 20, 1867, to Jan. 10, 1868; and in command at Memphis, Ten., Jan. 15 to Nov. 15, 1868.

Resigned, Nov. 21, 1868.

Civil History. — Insurance Business, Philadelphia, Pa., 1870‑75; and Clerk in the Registry Department of the Philadelphia Post Office, 1875‑89.

Died, Jan. 22, 1889, at Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 51.

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

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