Help getting Civil War Information on General Alfred Ward Grayson Davis

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AJY92332

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Hello All!
I am looking for information on my 3rd Great Uncle General Alfred Ward Grayson Davis (or A W G Davis). Family lore says that he and Jefferson Davis were first cousins and roomed together at West Point. His son was Runnels Davis and he was killed in war. I am looking for the military units that AWG Davis served in. I know he was captured at one point and died in 1865 as a result of his injuries that he sustained while being a POW. Any information will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
 

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Can't help with the units but I've heard claims that actually they were third cousins once removed. Whether that's any more true than the first cousin claim I do not know but felt I should include it for completeness.
 
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Hello All!
I am looking for information on my 3rd Great Uncle General Alfred Ward Grayson Davis (or A W G Davis). Family lore says that he and Jefferson Davis were first cousins and roomed together at West Point. His son was Runnels Davis and he was killed in war. I am looking for the military units that AWG Davis served in. I know he was captured at one point and died in 1865 as a result of his injuries that he sustained while being a POW. Any information will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
Welcome ! He served in the Confederate Quartermaster Corps. While he was indeed captured, He died of a stroke.

http://www.hcaauctions.com/lot-40762.aspx

https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/cowans/pre-civil-war-southern-manuscript-archive-of-csa-quartermaster-alfred-w-g-davis-18811

http://www.oocities.org/cannonball50x/niter4.html.tmp

Runnels Davis :

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/131832643/runnels-davis
 
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I looked for him on Fold3 and couldn't find a CSR for him. Is that because he was in the Quartermaster Corps, so the personnel records would be different than someone enlisted in a regiment?
 
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