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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born Tex.)

Britton Davis​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Brownsville, TX.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1877,  p354 to June 11, 1881, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., 5th Cavalry, June 11, 1881.

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, July 1, 1881.

Served: at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Tactics, July 5 to Aug. 28, 1881; on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Nov. 28, 1881, to May 3, 1882, — in the field and at Ft. Thomas, Ara., to Sep. 28, 1882, — in command of Indian Scouts, and Acting Assistant Quartermaster and Commissary of Subsistence at San Carlos Agency, and Scouting in Arizona, to Oct. 1, 1885; and on leave of absence, to June 1, 1886.

Resigned, June 1, 1886.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. Mining and cattle raising, El Paso, Tex. — General Manager, Corralitos Co., of Colorado — General Manager, Candalaria Mining Co. — President and General Manager, The Juarez Co. — President and General Manager, The Aventurera Mining Co.

(Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, May, 1898
— Declined)

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Resigned General Manager, Corralitos Co. and Candalaria Co., in 1904; President San Luis Mining Co., 1906; President Lucia Mining Co., 1907. — Residence, New York, N. Y.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born June 4, 1860.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, July 1, 1881

Resigned, June 1, 1886

Volunteered his services at outbreak of War with Germany but was not accepted; at Washington, D. C., engaged in work essential to the prosecution of the War, August, 1917, to Jan. 1, 1919; Service medal; Indian Campaigns.

Civil History. — Engaged in mining and cattle raising at El Paso, Texas, and elsewhere; General Manager of Corralitos Co., of Colorado, to 1904; General Manager of Candalaria Mining Co., to 1904; President of San Luis Mining Co., 1906 to 1908; President Lucia Mining Co., 1907‑1908; President Volcan Mining Co., 1909‑1919; Vice President and Treasurer, Durango Copper Co., and Aventuro Mining Co.

Address: Oro Farm, Congers, N. Y.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Cavalry, July 1, 1881.

Resigned, June 1, 1886.

Died, Jan. 23, 1930, at San Diego, Calif.: Aged 69.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1930.

The Author's Note:º

1 Son of E. J. Davis, Brigadier-General of Volunteers during Civil War; grandson of Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Forbes Britton, class of 1834; great-grandson of Godwin Davis, killed in the War of the Revolution.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Davis's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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