★★★ -Davis, Champion T. N.

Champion Thomas Neal “Champ” Davis:
Born: June 16, 1827
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Birthplace: Halifax County Virginia
Father: Champion Thomas Neal Davis Sr. 1796 – 1837
Mother: Susanna Coles Marbles 1798 – 1861
Wife: Mira E. McDowell 1827 – 1853
(Buried: Rutherfordton City Cemetery Rutherfordton North Carolina)
Wife: Eliza Christian Nixon 1829 – 1902
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery Wilmington North Carolina)
Mary Susan Davis Forney 1851 – 1893
(Buried: Rutherfordton City Cemetery Rutherfordton North Carolina)
Elizabeth “Lillie” Shearman Davis Emerson 1858 – 1895
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery Wilmington North Carolina)

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Burke County North Carolina
1854 – 1856: North Carolina State Senator
Member of North Carolina State House of Commons
Whig/Know Nothing Party Leader in North Carolina

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Captain of Company G 16th​ North Carolina Infantry
1862: Colonel of 16th​ North Carolina Infantry Regiment
1862: Killed in Battle during the Battle of Seven Pines Virginia

May 31, 1862
Place of Death: Seven Pines Henrico County Virginia
Age at time of Death: 34 years old
Monument Place: Rutherfordton City Cemetery Rutherfordton N.C.
Monument Place: Oakdale Cemetery Wilmington North Carolina
Possible Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia



Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
The 16th North Carolina was originally the 6th North Carolina Volunteers and was a 12 month unit. They were known as the "Burke Tigers". Among it's colonels is listed a Col. Stephen Lee. I doubt it's Stepen D. Lee as he was from South Carolina and in the artillery.