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Col James Lucius Davis Sr.

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Col James Lucius Davis Sr.

Birth
Clarke County, Virginia, USA
Death 11 May 1871 (aged 58)
Buckingham, Buckingham County, Virginia, USA
Burial Brook Hill, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 15591872 View Source
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Married Elizabeth Harriet Peck on 1/8/1841 in Richmond, Virginia.
Father of Frank Tudor Davis (c. 1845), Ludowick Kossuth (c.1850), Llewellen Catesby Davis, Mervyn Bathurst Davis, Reginald Channing Davis, and James Lucius Davis, Jr., also of the 10th Virginia Cavalry, who was mortally wounded 6/24/1864 at Samaria Church, VA., and also is buried at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery.

Field & Staff, 10th Virginia Cavalry, Beale's Brigade, W.H.F. Lee's Division, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Residence Henrico County VA.
Enlisted on 6/6/1861 at Sussex, he was mustered into "F" Co. VA 46th Infantry.
Promoted to Colonel 6/24/1861.
On 8/13/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff VA 10th Cavalry.
1861 detailed at the Wise Building as Cavalry Commissary.
On all rolls 9/13/1861 through 6/9/1863.
Wounded 7/3/1863 Gettysburg, PA.
Wounded, POW 7/6/1863 Hagerstown, MD.; hospitalized 7/7/1863 Frederick, MD for a sprained ankle; hospitalized 7/12/1863 Patterson Park Hospital, Baltimore, MD.; confined 7/13/1863 Fort McHenry, MD.; confined 8/1863 Johnson's Island, OH.; confined 11/1863 Point Lookout, MD.; exchanged 3/10/1864.
On rolls 7/31/1864.
Commanding Brigade 8/10/1864 Petersburg, VA.
Commanding Brigade 9/27/1864 Stoney Creek, VA.
Commanding Brigade 9/30/1864 Petersburg, VA.
On leave 10/23/1864 - 11/01/64.
Resigned on 2/2/1865 because he was not promoted to Brigadier General.
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- DEATH OF COL. J. LUCIUS DAVIS.—
This gallant soldier and good citizen died at his residence, near Buckingham C.H., on the 11th inst. His disease was brain fever and his sickness, though short, was severe.
Col. Davis was born in Clarke county, Va., on the 25th of January, 1813.
Educated at West Point, he entered the U.S. army when quite young, and afterwards served with distinction as a volunteer in the Mexican War, and as Colonel in the late war. The Progress-Index (Petersburg, VA.), May 16, 1871.
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The 10th Cavalry Regiment, formerly called 1st Cavalry Regiment, Wise Legion, and 8th Battalion, was organized in May, 1862. Many of the men were from Richmond and Albermarle, Rockingham, and Henrico counties.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 15591872
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15591872/james-lucius-davis : accessed ), memorial page for Col James Lucius Davis Sr. (25 Jan 1813–11 May 1871), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15591872, citing Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery, Brook Hill, Henrico County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .