|Birth: ||Nov. 12, 1835|
|Death: ||Apr. 27, 1913|
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 393 - 407
WILLIAM DAVIS was born in Highland county, Ohio, November 12, 1835, and enlisted as a farmer from Bath, Ill. He was wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862, but served to the close of the war and was honorably discharged from Springfield, Ill., in June, 1865. He removed to Missouri in 1872 and improved two farms. In 1899 he removed to Kansas and was engaged in farming some five years, and in 1894 he settled on a claim near Medferd, Grant county, Oklahoma, where he now resides. He married Mary E. Bales in January, 1860; has a family of seven children, four of whom are married.
Company D was enrolled by Dr. Charles W. Houghton, residing at Bath, Mason county, and was recruited between July 18 and August 8, 1862. At the organization of the company, the following commissioned officers were elected: Charles W. Houghton, captain; Comfort H. Ramon, first lieutenant, and Charles H. Chatfield, second lieutenant
This company was mustered in with 95 officers and men, of whom 5 were killed in action, 3 died of wounds, 1 was accidentally killed and 15 received wounds in battle which did not prove fatal while in the service, 13 died of disease, 22 were discharged for disability, 1 was transferred, and 40 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.
Under the careful training of Lieutenant Chatfield this company became very proficient in the skirmish drill, and upon all occasions performed its duty with zeal and energy.
Mary Elizabeth Bales Davis (1843 - 1925)
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