DAVIS, Jefferson Columbus USA

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DAVIS, Jefferson Columbus
Born March 2 1828, Clary Cty IN
Died November 30 1879, Chicago IL
Pre-War Profession Mexican war, 1848 commissioned into US Army, artillery service.
War Service 1861 as 1st Lt. present at bombardment of Fort Sumter, August 1861 Col. of 22nd Indiana, Wilson's Creek, December 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn at Pea Ridge, commanded 4th Divn at Corinth, commanded division at Stone's River, Chickamauga, Atlanta campaign, commanded XIV Corps in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 8 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, fought Indians.
Notes Killed Gen. William Nelson in a quarrel in 1862.
 
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