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 William Davis

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William Davis

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 30 Aug 1864
  • Burial Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 51306206

At the Anderson Memorial Gun in the Yantic Cemetery one can find concentric circles of soldiers' graves with a 30-pounder Parrot rifle mounted on an iron carriage at the center next to an American flag that flies day and night. Of the 30 men from Norwich who were captured and interred at Andersonville, 15 died from starvation, exposure, disease, or execution. In early 1866 Norwich became the first Northern city to retrieve the bodies of its soldiers who had perished there when they brought back the remains of 9 of the 15 soldiers who could be identified. A public service for their re-interment was held on February 1st, 1866 which was preceded by the closing of local businesses and a parade then followed by an 8-course dinner at the Chelsea Hotel.


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Civil War

Gravesite Details Died at Andersonville.

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  • Created by: Kat
  • Added: 18 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51306206
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Davis (unknown–30 Aug 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51306206, citing Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 19409629) .