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Stanley Williams Davis
1st. Lt.
Co. D., Michigan

"There is considerable sickness in the Regtment now, more than we had had before in a long time. Several poor boys have died with disease since we've been here..." Lt. Stanley Williams Davis, Decatur Alabama 1864


Decatur, Ala.

Aug 9th 1864

Mr. Camp

Dear Sir

It is with painful feelings I have to address you on this un-pleasant business. You have dubtless heard before this of James death as the orderly wrote you immediately. I have been with the Co. but a short time and did not know James as well as most of the others. Since I have been here I have always known him as a good boy and of the best soldiers in the company. I did not see him after he went to the Post Hospital. He had been there but a few days and none of us thought him dangerous. He left $13.40 in money, his clothing we boxed up and sent to you by express yesterday. The express charges had to be paid in advance. Where were $2.50, leaving in money $10.90 which I will send to you in this. Please let us know as soon as you recieve the box of things if all stright, and this money.

The Regt. is very busy now, the Brig. of Infantry that has been here, left and now we have much more to do than formerly. There is considerable sickness in the Regtment now, more than we had had before in a long time. Several poor boys have died with disease since we've been here. It is pretty hard for men to come here and be sick and die with disease, but they are just as worthy, just as noble heros as though they had been slain in battle. Only abut eight months ago I lost a darling brother, one whom I truly loved, but he was taken not by disease, but was shot down while doing his duty shot down by those wearing the same uniform of blue, drunken Kentuckeyians.

Oh! Mr. Camp this is surely a cruel war but one waged for great and holy principles, and in which I am willing to spend my time till right and justice shall be established! Weather here is very warm has rained almost every day for a week.

With much sympathy,

I am your servant,

Stanley W. Davis 1st Lt. Co "D" Michigan

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Date: Wed Mar 13 2002
Name: Wilma Fleming Haynes
E- mail: gencon@harborside.com
Notes: Stanley Williams DAVIS - was born 1837 Burg Hill, Trumbull county, Ohio. His parents Joshua 4) & Sophia 7) (WILLIAMS) DAVIS. They moved to Franklin, Lenawee, Michigan when Stanley was abt 5 years old. He was raised in Franklin, Lenawee, and Wheatland, Hillsdale Michigan. Stanley served in the Civil War as a Lt. He wrote his parents of his brother Charles William death in 27 Nov 1863, his name was at the bottom of the papers as the office in charge.. that had to be hard for him. Stanley was captured but either excaped or released.. and that is all I know of him.

Stanley was the 2nd child of 8 children... his siblings were: 1. Emma DAVIS b 1835 Burg Hill, Trumbull, Ohio 2. Stanley DAVIS b 1837 Burg Hill, Trumbull, Ohio 3. Charles William DAVIS 1839 Union Springs, Cayuga, NY killed in Civil War at Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee bur Churches Corners Cemetery at Wheatland, Hillsdale, Michigan along side his parents and a baby brother. 4. Ursula Adelaide DAVIS b 10 June 1842 Franklin, Lenawee, Michigan md her 1c Orlando Wells HAYNES [our line] 5. Maxwell DAVIS b 1844 Franklin, Lenawee, Michigan 6. Francis [called Frank] DAVIS b 1846 Franklin, Lenawee, Michigan 7. Manning J. DAVIS b 1846 Franklin, Lenawee, Michigan died 18 Sep 1851 Franklin, Lenawee, Michigan bur Chruches Corners Cemetery at Wheatland, Hillsdale, Michigan 8. Authur P. DAVIS b Jan 1851 Franklin, Lenawee, Michigan died 18 Sep 1851 buried Churchs Corners Cemeter, Wheatland, Hillsdale, Michigan.

Brian Brown, author of In the Footsteps of the Blue and Gray: A Civil War Research Handbook which can be purchased from ABE Books kindly sends the following information: Stanley Davis joined Company A of the 18th Michigan Infantry Regiment in July, 1862 at Hudson, Michigan. He mustered in (was sworn in) in August, 1862 as a private. In January,1863, he was promoted to 2nd Lt., and in March, 1864 to 1st Lt. He also transferred from Company A to Company D of the 18th Michigan.

He was wounded (and apparently captured) in Sept. 1864. He was released "on parole" in November 1864. He was discharged June 26, 1865 at Nashville, Tn.

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