Davis, George M.

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George M. Davis was born in 1842 (March 13, 1841)[1] in Berne to Samuel H. Davis (B. Feb 15, 1807, D. Sept 23, 1876) and Anna Eliza Bassler (B. Feb 25, 1811, D. July 1, 1890).[2][3] He was a middle child of ten.

Marriage & Children

Military Service

Name: George Davis
Residence at Enlistment: Berne[1]
Place of Birth: Berne, NY[1]
Date of Birth: 13 March 1841[1]
Names of Parents: Samuel H. (Davis) and Eliza Bassler[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Merchant[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Enlistment Date: 23 Nov 1863
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery
Company: Company D
Promotion Date: 8 Mar 1865
Promotion Rank: Full Corporal
Wounded on: 19 May 1864
Wounded at: Spotsylvania, VA
Muster Out Date: 1 Aug 1865
Muster Out Place: Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD
Additional Remarks: Enlisted as a Private on 23 November 1863 at the age of 20[4] "Was in the Battle of Spotsylvania and was wounded in the right hand Discharged Aug 1st 1865 P.O. Address Bern Albany Co N.Y."[1]
Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; 1865 census Berne, Albany Co., NY; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


George died on October 3, 1878 in Berne.[2][3] He was buried at the Beaverdam Cemetery in Berne with his parents.[2][3] His gravestone confirms his Civil War serve in the 7th NY Heavy Artillery Regiment.[3]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bernehistory.org
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Beaverdam Cemetery gravestones, Berne, NY
  4. Ancestry Military Databases