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George Breckenridge Davis, American army officer. member board committee National Soldiers’ Home, District of Columbia.

Background

Davis, George Breckenridge was born on February 13, 1847 in Ware, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Solomon B. and Sarah (Dunbar) Davis.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1871. Bachelor of Laws, Columbian (now George Washington) University, 1891.

Career

Sergeant and quartermaster sergeant, Company I, and quartermaster sergeant 1st Massachusetts Cavalry, September 10, 1863-June 16, 1865. Second lieutenant 1st Massachusetts Cavalry, June 17, 1865. Honorary mustered out, June 26, 1865.

Cadet United States Military Academy, 1867-1871. Second lieutenant 5th Cavalry, June 12, 1871. First lieutenant, May 9, 1877.

Captain, August 21, 1888. Major judge-advisory, December 10, 1888. Lieutenant colonel deputy judge-advisory general, August 3, 1895.

Professor of law and history, United States Military Academy, 1895-1901. Colonel Judge-advisory, May 22, 1901. Brigadier general judge-advocate general United States of America, May 24, 1901.

Retired with rank of major general, February 13, 1911. Delaware plenipotentiary to Geneva Conference, 1906, and to Second Peace Conference at The Hague, 1907. Member board committee National Soldiers’ Home, District of Columbia Author: Military Law, 1898.

Military Laws of the United States, 1907. Elements of International Law, 1908. Home: Washington, Distric.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Military Law, 1898. Military Laws of the United States, 1907. Elements of International Law, 1908.

Membership

Member board committee National Soldiers’ Home, District of Columbia.

Connections

Married Ella I. Prince, July 6, 1871.

father:
Solomon B. Davis

mother:
Sarah (Dunbar) Davis

spouse:
Ella I. Prince