Born on April 11, 1850, the grandson of Henry Kollock and Jennie Brent Graham Davenport, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1872.
He served in the Indian Wars with the 9th United States Cavalry from 1872 to 1886.
He died on May 6, 1887 and is buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery among other family members.
Thomas Corbin Davenport of Washington, D. C.
Appointed from Washington, D.C., Cadet, United States Military Academy, July1867 (55)
Commissioned as Second Lieutenant, 9th United States Cavalry, 14 June 1872
First Lieutenant, 28 June 1878
Transferred to the 4th United States Artillery, 8 Feb 1886
Died 6 May 1887
May 7, 1887 – First Lieuetnant Thomas C. Davenport, Fourth Artillery, died at St. Elizabeth's Insane Asylum at Washington yesterday. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in June 1872, and was made Second Lieuetnant, Ninth Cavalry, June 14 of that same year. He served on the frontier and in the Chief Signal Office. He was promoted to be First Lieutenant June 28, 1878, and was transferred to the Fourth Artillery on February 8, 1886.
DAVENPORT, THOS C
- 1ST LT 4TH US ART
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/06/1887
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION SDIV SITE LOT 1990
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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