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army officer

Joseph Robert Davis, American army officer. Member Mississippi Senate, 1860-1861.

Background

Davis, Joseph Robert was born on January 12, 1825 in Woodville, Mississippi, United States. Son of Isaac and Susan (Garthy) Davis.

Education

Graduate Miami University, Oxford O.

Career

Member Mississippi Senate, 1860-1861. Commissioned lieutenant colonel 10th Mississippi Regiment, Confederate Army, 1861. Commanded a brigade of Mississippi troops Army of Northern Virginia, 1862.

Commissioned brigadier general Confederate Army, 1862. Served in battles of Cold Harbor, Gettysburg and Wilderness.

Membership

Member Mississippi Senate, 1860-1861.

Connections

Married Miss Peyton, 1848. Married second, Margaret Green, 1879.

father:
Isaac Davis

mother:
Susan (Garthy) Davis

spouses:
Miss Peyton

Margaret Green