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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born S. C.)

Henry C. Davis

(Ap'd S. C.)


Born near Ridgeway, Fairfield County, SC.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1879, to June 13, 1883, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 13, 1883.

Served: in garrison at Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., Sep. 30, 1883, to June 5, 1885, — and Washington Barracks, D. C., to June 2, 1886; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississippi, June 9, 1886, to July 1, 1889; on leave of absence, to Oct. 1, 1889; and in garrison at Washington Barracks, D. C., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Washington Barracks, D. C., to Aug. 1, 1890; under instruction at the Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., Sept. 2, 1890

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 3d Artillery, Feb. 10, 1891)

to Aug. 25, 1892 (Graduate, Artillery School, 1892). — Under instruction at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., Oct. 1, 1892 to July 2, 1893; on leave to Oct. 1, 1893; garrison duty at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., to Aug. 3, 1896; on duty at the U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., as Instructor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Aug. 20, 1896

(Transferred to 7th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

(Major, 3d U. S. Volunteer Engineers, June 22, 1898)

to June 27, 1898; with regiment at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., July to Aug. 28, 1898,

(Captain of Artillery, 7th Artillery, March 15, 1899)

and from Aug. 28, 1898 to ––––

(Honorably Mustered out of Volunteer Service, May 17, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: On temporary duty, U. S. M. A., to Oct. 7, 1898; Assistant Professor Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Oct. 7, 1898 to Aug. 14, 1900; on duty at Artillery School as Instructor, Department Electricity, Mines and Mechanism, Aug. 14, 1900 to Nov. 29, 1904, and Instructor, School for Electrician Sergeants, Aug. 14, 1900 to Dec., 1901; member Artillery Board, Sept. 28, 1900 to Nov. 9, 1904; Engineer Officer, Fort Monroe, Sept. 20, 1900 to Sept. 20, 1904; Observer Afloat in Army and Navy Maneuvers, Aug., 1902; Artillery Engineer, Artillery District, Chesapeake, Sept. 18, 1904 to Aug. 25, 1905; Mine Commander, Army and Navy Maneuvers, 1905; Instructor, Submarine Mine Detachment, to Sept. 15, 1905.

(Transferred to 47th Company, Coast Artillery Corps)

— At Fort Hunt, commanding post, Sept. 15, 1905 to Aug. 6, 1906; commanding District of the Potomac,

(Major, Coast Artillery Corps, June 22, 1906)

 p341  Feb. 6 to Oct. 16, 1906; at Fort Washington, Md., Aug. 6 to Oct. 16, 1906; commanding Fort Andrews, Mass., Oct. 17, 1906 to 1909; command of Artillery District of Potomac, Dec. 12, 1909 to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Jan. 24, 1910)

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

(Henry Clarence Davis, Born Sept. 15, 1857.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, June 22, 1906.

Commanding Artillery District of the Potomac, Dec. 12, 1909, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Jan. 24, 1910)

February, 1911; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., taking special course for Field Officers, February to March, 1911; at Galveston, Texas, with 3rd Provisional Regiment of Coast Artillery, March, 1911, to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Dec. 6, 1911)

. . . . . . . . . ,º 1911; at Fort Washington, Md., commanding Artillery District of the Potomac, to Aug. 1, 1912; at Army War College, Washington, D. C., to June 30, 1913; at Newport, R. I., attending summer course, Naval War College, to Aug. 25, 1913; (with combined Army and Navy Maneuvers afloat, Aug. 3‑9, 1913); at Fort Washington, Md., commanding Artillery District of the Potomac, to Sept. 5, 1913; at Fort Monroe, Va., special course with War Game, to Oct. 2, 1913; at Fort Washington, Md., commanding Artillery District of the Potomac, to Nov. 24, 1913; (on Battleship New Jersey, observing target practice, Oct. 16‑19); en route to Philippines, Nov. 24, 1913; at Fort Mills, Corregidor, commanding post, Jan. 6, 1914, to May 15, 1915; en route to  p349 U. S.; at Fort Adams, R. I., commanding Artillery District of Narragansett Bay, August, 1915, to May, 1916.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 9, 1916,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Recalled to active service; at University of South Carolina, Professor of Military Science and Tactics and Commanding Officer, Student Officers' Training Corps, Sept. 10, 1917, to Aug. 24, 1918; at Plattsburg, N. Y., as Military Adviser to Conference of College Presidents, Sept. 2 to 5, 1918; at Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississippi, Commanding officer, Students' Army Training Corps and Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Sept. 13 to Nov. 21, 1918; reverted to retired status, Dec. 15, 1918.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 9, 1916,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Sept. 9, 1916.

Died, Dec. 22, 1931, at Columbia, S. C.: Aged 74.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1932.º

Thayer's Note:

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

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