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 Thomas Hatch Davis

Thomas Hatch Davis

Birth
Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Death 12 May 1864 (aged 28)
Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section I, Lot 196
Memorial ID 19092 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil War as Major, then Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the 12th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. He served with the regiment from its very beginnings in July 1862 until the Spring of 1863, when he fell severely ill. He missed the 12th New Jersey's combat in the Battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, where, under other officers, it participated in the attacks on the Bliss Farm and the repulse of Pickett's Charge. He assumed command upon his recovery, and led it in the Battle of Bristoe Station, and the Mine Run Campaign. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness (May 5, 1864), but returned to command at the Battle of Spotsylvania. In that Battle he was at the head of the 12th New Jersey when it took part in General Hancock's II Corps attack. The 12th New Jersey had cleared the first line of Confederate defenses, and had come upon a stronger second line. Lt. Col. Davis charged this second line, and was instantly killed. His body was first buried where he fell, then was removed to Fredericksburg. In November 1865 he was brought back to Philadelphia by his family.

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  • Added: 19 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19092
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Hatch Davis (23 Jul 1835–12 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19092, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .