|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1836|
New York, USA
Raised in Chatauqua County, NY, until 18 years old. Attended university in Madison, WI, completing studies in 1859. Enlisted Aug 20, 1861 as a Private in the 3rd Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery. This unit served in the Army of the Ohio and the Army of the Cumberland in the Western Theater of the Civil War and saw service in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Battery was armed with two 12pdr howitzers and four 10pdr Parrott rifled guns.
PVT Davis was with his battery in the advance on Shiloh, TN (unit not present at battle); the advance on and "siege" of Corinth, MS; Buell's operations toward Chattanooga, TN; the Kentucky Campaign (present but not engaged in the Battle of Perryville); the Battle of Stones River, TN (heavily engaged); the Tullahoma Campaign, TN; and the Battle of Chickamauga, GA.
On September 20, 1863 at Chickamauga, 3rd Wisconsin Battery was in the path of Longstreet's assault, losing 5 guns and taking 26 casualties. The survivors retired with the rest of the Army of the Cumberland into Chattanooga.
Having sustained such damage, 3rd Wisconsin Battery was never reorganized as a full battery but was subsequently used for garrison duties and detached services, including duties at Fort Negley in Chattanooga and Lunette Palmer of Fortress Rosecrans in Murfreesboro, TN.
PVT Davis also volunteered to be detached to Battery M, 1st NY Light Artillery, with 14 other members of the 3rd Wisconsin Battery, in April 1864 for the Atlanta campaign. He participated in the Battles of Resaca, New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, and Atlanta. He returned to the 3rd Wisconsin Battery at Chattanooga in about September 1864.
PVT Davis mustered out of the battery upon completion of his three year enlistment on Oct 10, 1864.
Frank Davis returned to Madison, WI, and engaged in merchandising until 1869, when he moved to Kansas and located in Linn County, and he engaged in farming for some time. He then settled at La Cygne.
He was married in Chautauqua County, NY, in 1865, to Miss Cynthia Richardson, of New York. They had four children who survived childhood - Frederick E., Lena M., Eddie E. and Katherine P. A fifth child, Effie, died very young and is buried in the family plot with Frank and Cynthia.
Cynthia A Davis (1844 - 1930)*
Frederick E Davis (1866 - 1945)*
Effie Davis (1874 - 1875)*
Katharine Davis Payne (1878 - 1972)*
Plot: block D, lot 11
Created by: Louis Mosier
Record added: Mar 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106601496
PVT Frank Davis served in the 3rd Battery Wisconsin with my ancestor, PVT Lewis Massuere.|
Added: Mar. 12, 2013