Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sgt. Augustus Davis, Co. C

Augustus C. Davis was born around 1845 in Somerset County, PA to John and Mary (Braillier) Davis. He was mustered into Co. C 142nd PVI on August 25, 1862 at Camp Curtin, near Harrisburg, PA. Sgt. Davis was wounded during the 142nd's actions at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 and was discharged due to these wounds.

After the war, Davis married Mary Gaither and held a variety of jobs: speculator, hardware merchant, and postmaster.

Augustus C. Davis passed away in 1923 and is buried in Somerset Union Cemetery.

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