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Davis, Charles W.


Age: 28, credited to Waterford, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. K, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63

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Birth: 1834, Brighton, VT
Death: 05/12/1919

Burial: Old Protestant Cemetery, Island Pond, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Bev Lasure
Findagrave Memorial #: 181032497


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


3rd Great Grandfather of Matthew Davis, Cambridge, NY

2nd Great Grandfather of Sgt. Kimberly Ann Bailey, USAF, Lyndonville, VT

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Old Protestant Cemetery, Island Pond, VT

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Courtesy of Matthew Davis

Temporary Duty

Roll Of Men Temporarily Attached To Battery H, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery.

[This roll is not complete, but we have inserted the names and records of the attached men so far as obtainable.]

Clifford, Thomas, Twelfth Vermont Infantry, from March 16, 1863; absent sick in hospital at Alexandria, Va., as per regimental return, April 14, 1863.

Ormsbee, William H., Thirteenth [Vermont] Infantry, from March 16, 1863; absent sick in hospital at Alexandria, Va., since April 24, 1863; still in hospital June, 1863, as per regimental return.

White, Lucian, Thirteenth Vermont Infantry, from March 16, 1863; reported absent without leave since April 26, 1863; still absent without leave May 26, 1863, as per regimental return.

Connelly, J. C, Fourteenth Vermont Infantry, from March 16, 1863; absent without leave since May 28, 1863; no further account of him as per regimental return June, 1863.

Clark, I. T., Fifteenth Vermont Infantry, from March 16, 1863; reported sick on regimental return April 14, 1863.

Davis, Charles, Fifteenth Vermont Infantry, from March 16, 1863, to July 10, 1863.

White, John D., Sixteenth Vermont Infantry, from March 16, 1863; badly hurt while on field drill at Chantilly, Va., June 12, 1863, being thrown on the pommel of his saddle, causing him to be ruptured. On the return of the battery to Camp Barry, June 26, 1863, he was sent to post hospital, remaining there until his regiment was mustered out of service, July 10, 1863.

Earl Fenner, The History of Battery H, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery in the War to Preserve The Union 1861-1865, (Snow & Farnham, Providence, RI, 1894), pp. 193-194

Webmaster's Note: There is no I. T. Clark in the 15th Vermont, or any Vermont unit for that matter; there were several Clarks in the regiment, but it would be impossible, without additional information, to identify him.



On Monday, May 12, 1919, there passed away one of the oldest residents of the town of Brighton, Charles W. Davis.

He was born here Jan. 22, 1834, the son of Asa and Rhoda Washburn Davis and was the second male child to be born in this town. His parents were one of a number of families who settled the town. With the exception of a few years he has always lived here and for a good many years lived on the E. E. Davis place.

He was united in marriage to Olive Hadley Davis, whose death occurred March 20, 1906. There were seven children born of this union, four of whom are now living, Eugene, who lives in California, Edward, Mrs. Addie Danforth and Robert who reside in this place.

Charles w. Davis was a veteran of the Civil War and it was of great interest to hear him recount the experiences of those exciting days. He fought at Gettysburg and it was a great delight to him to be able to attend the encampment there some few years ago. His remembrance of the early days was very vivid and he recalled much that was of interest, relating to the old residents and the early days of the town.

He was a man of strong constitution and simple habits and bore the true characteristics of those sturdy people who blazed the trail into this northern country.

His decease came not unexpectedly as he had been in failing health for some time. The tender and sympathetic ministries of his children have done much to cheer and comfort him during the evantide of life.

The funeral took place at the home of E. E. Davis, where he had made his home, the Rev. Fred Wilcock officiating. Veterans of the G. A. R. Were present in a body, and conducted the last rites at the graveside.

"The stars shall fade away the man himself
Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years,
But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth,
Unhurt amidst the war of elements,
The wreck of matter, the crush of worlds."

Source: Essex County Herald, May 21, 1919.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.