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Davis Tillson

  • Birth 14 Apr 1830 Rockland, Maine, USA
  • Death 30 Apr 1895 Rockland, Maine, USA
  • Burial Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA
  • Plot Section C, Avenue 5, Lot 582
  • Memorial ID 19111

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Attended but did not graduate from the USMA, due to an injury. Entered Civil War in November 1861 as captain of the 2nd Battery, 1st Maine Mounted Artillery. Fought with distinction at the Battles of Cedar Mountain and Second Bull Run. Promoted up to Lieutenant Colonel, then Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 21, 1863. Served as Chief of Artillery for the Department of the Ohio, and commanded defensive fortifications in the siege of Knoxville. Commanded a brigade of infantry in the Army of the Ohio's XXIII Corps. Appointed to command the Department of East Tennessee in January 1865, and eventually ended to war as commander of the 4th Division of the XXIII Corps. Remained in the Union army until December 1866 directing the Freedman's Bureau of Tennessee and Georgia.

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  • Added: 19 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19111
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Davis Tillson (14 Apr 1830–30 Apr 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19111, citing Achorn Cemetery, Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .