★★★ -Davis, Zimmerman

Zimmerman Davis:
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Born: October 8, 1834
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Birthplace: Fairfield County South Carolina
Father: William Kincaid Davis 1809 – 1871
Mother: Sarah Margaret Zimmerman 1815 – 1857
Wife: Cornelia Jeannette McIver 1838 – 1912
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Charleston South Carolina)
Children:
Sarah Margaret Davis 1858 – 1863
(Buried: Welsh Neck Baptist Church Society Hill South Carolina)
John K. McIver Davis 1863 – 1863
(Buried: Welsh Neck Baptist Church Society Hill South Carolina)
Cornelia McIver “Nela” Davis Jackson 1870 – 1932
(Buried: Prospect Hill Cemetery Front Royal Virginia)
Helen Kincaid Davis 1871 – 1926
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Charleston South Carolina)
Zimmerman Davis Jr. 1875 – 1938
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Charleston South Carolina)
Isabel A. Davis Johnson 1878 – 1972
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Washington D.C.)

Education:
Graduated from College of Charleston

Occupation before War:
Cotton Merchant in Charleston South Carolina
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Civil War Career:
1860 – 1861: Private Washington Light Artillery
1861 – 1862: Lt Washington Light Artillery
1862: Captain Company D 5th​ South Carolina Cavalry
1863 – 1864: Adjutant Inspector General on General Butler’s Staff
1864 – 1865: Colonel 5th​ South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
1865: Wounded Battle of Lynch’s Creek

Occupation after War:
Merchant in Charleston South Carolina
Treasurer of Charleston South Carolina City Water Works
Leader in United Confederate Veteran Affairs


Died:
March 30, 1910
Place of Death: Charleston South Carolina
Age at time of Death: 75 years old
Burial Place: Magnolia Cemetery Charleston South Carolina
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
Davis took control of the 5th South Carolina Cavalry on October 27, 1864 when it's Lt. Col. Robert Jeffords was killed at Burgess Mill. Davis commanded this regiment as a captain until the end of the war. The Major and two other senior captains were wounded, plus another senior captain resigned. Late in the war Davis was given a battle field promotion to colonel but it was never officially recognized although he always used the title in later years.
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
It was the 5th South Carolina Cavalry that provided the escort to Gen. Joseph Johnston as he went to Bennett's Farm to discuss surrender terms with Sherman on April 17, 1865.
 
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