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⋆B★G⋆ Davis, Joseph R.

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gentlemanrob

Brigadier General
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Joseph Robert Davis

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Born:
January 12, 1825

Birthplace: Woodville, Mississippi

Father: Isaac Williams Davis 1792 – 1834
(Buried: Mount Bluff Cemetery, Flora, Mississippi)​

Mother: Susan Gartley 1794 – 1874
(Buried: Mount Bluff Cemetery, Flora, Mississippi)​

Wife: Margaret Green 1847 – 1939
(Buried: Biloxi City Cemetery, Biloxi, Mississippi)​

Children:

Jefferson Davis 1883 – 1884​
(Buried: Biloxi City Cemetery, Biloxi, Mississippi)​
Edith Cary Davis L'Hote 1886 – 1951​
(Buried: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana)​
Varina Jefferson Davis Marret 1887 – 1945​
(Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​

Education:

Miami University​
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Occupation before War:

Attorney in Madison County, Mississippi​
Mississippi State Senator​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain of Madison County, Mississippi Militia​
1861: Lt. Colonel of 10th Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Colonel and Aide to President Jefferson Davis (Uncle)​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army​
1863: Brigade Commander during the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1864: Brigade Commander during the Wilderness Campaign in Virginia​
1864 – 1865: Brigade Commander during Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1865: Paroled at Appomattox Court House Appomattox, Virginia April 9
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Occupation after War:

1865 – 1896: Attorney in Biloxi, Mississippi​

Died: September 15, 1896

Place of Death: Biloxi, Mississippi

Cause of Death: Albuminuria

Age at time of Death:
71 years old

Burial Place: Biloxi Cemetery, Biloxi, Mississippi
 
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Uncle Jefferson was charged with nepotism when Joseph Davis' name was brought before the Senate for nomination (and was rejected). A few days later, after some bargaining, the nephew of Jefferson Davis was finally confirmed as a brigadier general.
 
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