Edwin Page Davis was
born in Philadelphia on the 31 December 1837. He enlisted in the Army on the 4 June
1861. He was commissioned 1st Leuitenant in Co. G., 62d NYSV on the
30 June 1861. Edwin was promoted to Captain on the 1st October 1861 and
transferred to Co. D on the 25 October 1861. Edwin was discharged from the 62nd
NY on the 18 October 1862 for promotion to Major in the newly formed 153rd
NYSV (which mustered in and left for the seat of the war the same day 18 October
after joining the 153rd NY, their Colonel, McMartin succumbed to "accident
and poor health" on arrival in Washington a few days later and Major Edwin
Page Davis was promoted to the Colonelcy of the Regiment. Edwin Page Davis was
brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on October 19, 1864 for
"gallant and meritorious services in the battles of Opequa, Fisher's Hill,
and Middletown, Va."
Davis survived the War and died in New York, NY on the 22 October 1890. He is
buried at Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery, Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey,
Plot: Section 2, Range A, Lot 20.
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