(Wray) Wirt Davis – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Wirt Davis
Brigadier General, United States Army
1839-1914.
Arlington National Cemetery, Section 3

Anna Berry Davis, the wife of Wirt Davis.
1857-1918
Marriage: Wray Wirt DAVIS, born 28 MAY 1839 in Richmond, Virginia.

DAVIS, WIRT
BRIG GEN USA RTD

  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/10/1914
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION S D E  SITE LOT 1843
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DAVIS, ANNA B WID/O WIRT

  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/15/1918
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION S LOC  SITE LOT 1843
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF WIRT DAVIS – BRIG GEN USA RTD

Wray Wirt DAVIS
Male
Brigadier General, United States Army
Birth: 28 MAY 1839 in Richmond, Virginia
Death: 11 FEB 1914 in Washington, D. C.
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.


Wray Wirt DAVIS was born 28 MAY 1839 in Richmond, Virginia, and died 11 FEB 1914 in Washington, D. C. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.. He was the son of John F. DAVIS and Delight THOMAS. He married Anna J. BERRY, 2 January 1884 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was bornABT. 1858, and died 15 AUG 1918 in Washington, D. C..


RTH REGIMENT OF CAVALRY. To be second lieutenant.  First Sergeant Wirt Davis, of Company L, April 22, 1863, vice Hedges, promoted.


February 20, 1866: Second Lieutenant Wirt Davis to be first lieutenant, April 2, 1865, vice Roys, killed in battle.


July 26, 1866: First Lieutenant Wirt Davis, of the Fourth Regiment United States Cavalry, to be first lieutenant by brevet, for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, to date from September 19, 1863; to be Captain by brevet, for gallant and meritorious services.


July 11, 1868: Fourth Regiment of Cavalry.First Lieutenant Wirt Davis to be captain, June 19, 1868, vice Fletcher, retired.


Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:

Colonel Wirt Davis (1839-191)

Sergent, 4th Cavalry, 1860-65
Second Lieutenant, April 22, 1863
First Lieutenant, April 2, 1865
Captain June 19, 1868
Major April 15, 1890
Lieutenant Colonel July 5, 1898
Colonel January 19, 1900
Served wth 4th Cavalry Regiment 1863-90
Regimental Adjudant 1865-68
Served with 5 th Cavalry Regiment 1890-98
Served with 8th Cavalry Regiment 1898-00
Commanding Officer, 3rd Cavalry Regiment 1900-01
Retired April 29th, 1901

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Wirt Davis' Molus (Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
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Famous Indian fighter is promoted for gallantry against Indians. Large vellum presidential commission signed by President Grover Cleveland. Brevet promotion to Lieutenant Colonel for the famous Indian fighter Wirt Davis for gallant service in action against Indians on the North Fork of the Red River, Texas on September 29th, 1872 and in action against Indians in the Big Horn Mountains, Montana November 25, 1876. This second battle was the famous “Dull Knife” fight in which Colonel Ranald McKenzie and the 4th U.S. Cavalry fought Dull Knife's Cheyenne Indians during Crook's winter of 1876 campaign.

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Named rare “Army of the Cumberland” badge for General Wirt Davis, U.S.Army. Late 1880's to early 1890's version, Davis's named is beautifully inscribed on the verso.

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Very rare “Wilson's Cavalry” gold badge, named to General Wirt Davis and beautifully inscribed on the back.
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