He was born in 1845/46 (2 (19 in 1865), 4 (85 in 1930). He was born in Pennsylvania (2, 4).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2).
(The pension index by regiment card has a cross reference to Alexander Hislop, E 44 Wisconsin Infantry (5). Perhaps Davis enlisted as Hislop.)
He was a substitute (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 March 1865 (1, 2, 3, 5). He was enlisted for one year, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lloyd (2). He reported for duty on 23 March 1865 (2). His service was credited to the seventeenth congressional district (2). He was a private in company D (1, 5, 7).
He was absent, in hospital, when the regiment mustered out (1).
He mustered out on 2 August 1865 (5). He was a private, in company D (7). He had served for 4 months and 9 days (5).
He was 28 years old when he was first married (4).
In 1890, he was living in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington (5).
On 18 May 1891, he successfully applied from Washington for a pension (3, 6).
He again applied for a pension on 15 July 1907 (3).
In 1930, he was living on River Road West, Fruit Valley Precinct, Clark County, Washington (4). He was not working (4).
He died on 12 March 1931, at Vancouver, Washington (3).
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) (Joseph Davis)
2 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 77 (Joseph Davis)
3 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Joseph C Davis)
4 1930 US census, Washington, Clark County, Fruit Valley Precinct, microfilm series T626, supervisor's district 6, enumeration district 6-19, page 243 = 5 A handwritten (Joseph Davis)
5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Washington, Clark County, Vancouver, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 11, page 1 (Joseph C Davis)
6 pension index, by name (Joseph C Davis)
7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Joseph Davis)
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