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William Watts Hart Davis
Birth: Jul. 27, 1820
Southampton
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 26, 1910
Doylestown
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served as Captain in the 25th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment before being mustered out in July 1861. Later, as a Colonel, he gathered and trained troops in Doylestown, Pennsylvania for the 104th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment. While stationed in Washington DC, he took command of two other brigades. His 104th suffered heavy losses at the Battle of Fair Oaks outside Richmond. Later in the war, his regiment hunkered down in swampy islands on the South Carolina coast and lobbed shells at Confederate held Charleston and intercepted communications for the still rebel-occupied Fort Sumter. By the close of the war, Davis' right hand was blown off by shrapnel, and he was promoted to Brigadier General. Davis supported Lincoln's postwar policy of reconciliation towards the South and helped raise funds for one of the earliest Civil War monuments. In 1880, Davis established the Bucks County Pennsylvania Historical Society and served as the leading historian for the county for the rest of his life. (bio by: Thomas J Fraser) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anna Carpenter Davis (1832 - 1881)*
 
 Children:
  Jacob C Davis (1857 - 1944)*
  Margaret Davis Patterson (1860 - 1936)*
  John Davis (1862 - 1868)*
  Eleanor Hart Davis (1870 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Doylestown Cemetery
Doylestown
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section K, Lot 56
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Thomas J Fraser
Record added: Jun 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20185426
William Watts Hart Davis
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William Watts Hart Davis
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William Watts Hart Davis
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Companion #00102 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
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