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Smn Nicholas Davis
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Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 29, 1863

Civil War Figure. Seaman on the famed submarine H.L. Hunley. The first crew of the Hunley met their fate on August 29, 1863 at Fort Johnson. The Hunley sank when the wake of a passing ship flooded the sub's open hatches, allowing only four of the crewmembers to escape, while five men perished. The five men were quietly buried at a mariner's graveyard off the bank of the Ashley River. The graveyard had been Charleston's mariners' cemetery during the war. The site was mistakenly covered over when Johnson Hagood football stadium was built on it in 1948, the graves of the five Hunley crewman and 22 other Confederate sailors and marines and one child. Historians discovered the remains of the Hunley's first crew in June of 1999, during an archaeological dig beneath The Citadel's football stadium. On March 25, 2000, more than 2,500 people came to Magnolia Cemetery to bury the five crewmembers with full military honors. They were buried alongside the H. L. Hunley's second crew. (bio by: Just another taphophile) 
Magnolia Cemetery
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: K
Record added: Apr 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8648190
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- Sheila Cole Deinhart
 Added: May. 19, 2017
I remember you Sir. Honor, Courage and Commitment...
- Jeffrey Lee Overby Holliday
 Added: May. 6, 2017
Nic Davis volunteered for the mission in light of its dangers inherent in this unusual naval undersea battle. Submariners' ENG types as well as historians understand "Nic" was one who turned the prop that fateful nighttime engagement. TNT attempted to pai...(Read more)
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 Added: Feb. 22, 2017
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