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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1833

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

J. Lucius Davis

(Ap'd Va.)


James Lucius Davis: Born Jan. 25, 1813.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1829, to July 1, 1833, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1833.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1833; in Creek Nation, 1833‑34; in garrison at Ft. Macon, N. C., 1834,

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Apr. 10, 1835)

— Ft. Monroe, Va., 1834‑35, — and Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1835‑36; and in Operations in the Creek Nation, 1836.

Resigned, Sep. 11, 1836.

Civil History. — Farmer, Valley of Virginia, 1836‑38, — in Richmond County, Va., 1841‑47, — and in Henrico County, Va., 1847‑61. Captain of Rangers, in the service of the Republic of Texas, 1839‑41. Author of "Light Artillery for Frontier Service," 1839. Captain, Virginia Militia, 1854‑56, — Major, 1856‑58, — Lieut.‑Colonel, 1858‑61, —  p548 and Bvt. Colonel Cavalry (Aide-de‑Camp to the Governor of Virginia), 1856‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Superintendent of Public Instruction for the County of Buckingham, Va., 18––– to 1871.

Died, May 11, 1871, near Buckingham C. H., Va.: Aged 58.

Buried, Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery,
Brook Hill, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: the deficiency is made good at the Find-a‑Grave page linked to above.

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