War Date Document Signed
(1820-1910) Born in Davisville, Pa., he graduated from Norwich University in 1842, and attended Harvard Law School. He fought in the Mexican War and was a lawyer, newspaper editor, and author. He was commissioned captain of the 25th Pennsylvania Infantry on April 18, 1861, and colonel of the 104th Pennsylvania Infantry on September 5, 1861. Davis commanded a brigade in the 18th Corps, Department of North Carolina, and in the 10th Corps, Department of South Carolina. He led various forces at St. Helena, Port Royal, Folly Island and Morris Island, and eventually commanded the District of Hilton Head, S.C. One of the regiments in his command was the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry. Davis was promoted to brevet brigadier general on March 13, 1865, for meritorious services during the operations against Charleston, S.C.
War Date Document Signed: 8 x 12 1/4, in ink.
Consolidated Report of the Inspecting Board of the Several Regiments of Davis' Brigade for November 8th, 1863. The report includes the 104th and 52nd Pennsylvania Vols., and an Independent Battery of N.Y. Vols. Head Quarters Davis Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., November 9th, 1863. Signed by W.W.H. Davis, Colonel 104th Penn. Vols., Commanding Brigade. The document has also been signed by Edward Eddy, Jr., Major 47th New York Vols., Act. Asst. Adjt. General. Light age toning and wear.
Edward Eddy, Jr. enlisted on July 6, 1861, at New York City, as a 1st lieutenant and was commissioned into the 47th New York Volunteers. He was promoted to captain, on June 14, 1862; was captured on March 26, 1863, the place is not stated; promoted to major, on November 1, 1863; and brevet colonel, on March 13, 1865.