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Joseph R. Davis

Joseph R. Davis (January 12, 1825 – September 15, 1896) was a brigadier-general from Mississippi in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States.[1][2]

Early life and education

Brigadier-General Joseph Robert Davis was born in Woodville, Mississippi on January 12, 1825, and was educated in Nashville and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Trained in the law, he practiced his profession in Madison County, Mississippi, and was elected to the Mississippi State Senate in 1860.[3]

American Civil War

Entering the Confederate Pickett in the celebrated third day), in the Wilderness Campaign, and at the siege of Petersburg.[5][6]

Later years

Paroled at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, Brigadier-General Davis returned to Mississippi. He died September 15, 1896 and is buried at Biloxi Cemetery.[7][8]

See also


  1. ^ Biloxi Herald, 1896.
  2. ^ Warner, 1959, pp. 68-69.
  3. ^ Warner, 1959, pp. 68-69.
  4. ^ Hooker, 1899, pp. 249-50.
  5. ^ Hooker, 1899, pp. 249-50.
  6. ^ Warner, 1959, pp. 68-69.
  7. ^ Hooker, 1899, pp. 249-50.
  8. ^ Warner, 1959, pp. 68-69.


  • “Gen. Joseph R. Davis.” Biloxi Herald. 19 September 1896.
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Further reading

  • Gottfried, Bradley M. (2012). Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburg. New York: Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 978-1-61608-401-1.

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