|Birth: ||Feb. 26, 1844|
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 1922|
Arthur C. Davis was the adoptive son of Samuel Davis (d - 1-29-1870, who was killed by cars, presumably street cars or rail cars) and Della Davis (d - 2-1-1870, who passed away as a result of "heart disease"). He enlisted in H Company, 8th Vermont Volunteer Infantry 11-25-1861 and deployed to Louisiana where his Regiment mopped up enemy pockets of resistance after the Battle of New Orleans, and occupied New Orleans until relieved to provide security for the Opelousas Railroad. Occupation Duty in New Orleans was not easy or pleasant, as resistance ranged from attacks by partisans and deserters, insults from local civilians, to being assaulted by "ladies" with the contents of chamber pots. He was discharged on a surgeon's certificate for heart disease (combat related) & lung disease (pnumonia/ exposure) in Algiers, LA, 6-18-1862. He was awarded the Civil War Campaign Medal, his record was devoid of discipline and reflected the honorable service of a good soldier. His wife was Susan Caroline Moncton, whom he married in Plainsfield, NJ (b - 12-11-1844, d - 5-5-1931). Their children included Oscar Arthur Davis (b - 10-20-1869, d - 6-27-1950), a second child born between Oscar and Floria who died in infancy/ early childhood, and Flora Alice Davis Ebrite (b - 8-12-1874, d - 8-17-1950). He received a service connected disability pension for most of his life, was a good friend of Judge William M. Griffin and was very popular with, and very fond of, children. By family accounts, he was exceptionally fond of Judge Griffin's daughter, Ida Kate, and was the only person besides Ida's parents who had the ability to make her smile. Judge Griffin's son, Johnnie, remembered Arthur as "a lot of fun to be around," a man who genuinely enjoyed the slow pace of life in the Ozarks common in that time, and a good, honorable man. After Ida's death in 1915, PVT Davis slowly lost his mind & was diagnosed with "severe senility" on his last physical. Thanks to Chad Heap, Arthur C. Davis's Great, Great, Great Grandson, who provided most of Arthur's family and genealogical information.
LIFE: 78 Years, 7 Months, 20 Days
WHAT IS A VETERAN?
A 'veteran' - whether active duty,
discharged, retired, or reserve -
is someone who, at one point in their
life, wrote a blank check made payable
to 'The United States of America,' for
an amount of 'up to, and including their
That is honor, and there are way too many
people in this country today, who no longer
understand that fact.
"I was that which others did not want to be. I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do. I asked nothing from those who gave nothing, and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness...should I fail. I have seen the face of Terror; felt the stinging cold of Fear; and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment's Love. I have cried, pained, and hoped...but most of all, I have lived times others would say were best forgotten. At least someday I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was...A Soldier."
George L. Skypeck, CPT, US Army
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Created by: Richard S. Barzelogna
Record added: Mar 20, 2002
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