He was born in 1823/24 (3 (37 in 1861)). He was born in Scotland (3 ["Philada Scotland"]).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 18 September 1861 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (3, 4). He was a private in company C (1, 7).
On 16 May 1883, his widow, Mary Davis, applied unsuccessfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5)
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (John Davis)
2 company C, register of men discharged, number 8 (John Davis)
3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 26 (John Davis)
4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 24 (John Davis)
5 pension index, by regiment (John Davis)
6 pension index, by name (John Davis)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Davis)