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Henry Brevard Davidson
Birth: Jan. 28, 1831
Death: Mar. 4, 1899

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He graduated from West Point in 1853 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the First Dragoons Cavalry. From 1855 to 1861, he was involved in engagements with hostile Indians in Oregon and New Mexico. When the Civil War began, he resigned his commission as Captain in the Union Army and entered the service of the Confederate States. In 1862, he was appointed Colonel in command of the post at Staunton, Virginia and was promoted Brigadier General in command of a Cavalry Brigade at Rome, Georgia in 1864. His brigade was in part of the Atlanta Campaign before he was sent back to Virginia where he was in command of a brigade of cavalry attached to the division of General Lomax until the end of the war. After the war, he moved to New Orleans and served as a deputy sheriff until 1867. From 1878 to 1886, he was inspector of United States public works at San Pedro, California and he was appointed Deputy Secretary of State of California, in 1887. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Emma Eva Wayland Davidson (1847 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  John Wayland Davidson (1871 - 1872)*
 
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Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 11, 1999
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Henry Brevard Davidson
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