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14th Connecticut Infantry (USA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Dwight DavisRank: Private Company: B

Dwight Davis , Private ,From Canterbury CT Enlisted with Captain Gibbons in Middletown CT Aug 6 1862 Dwights Reg was in 34 battles and skirmishs, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run,The Wilderness,Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor.Co A and B had the Sharps rifles that could shoot three times faster than the muzzle loader.During the the Battle of The Wilderness ( May 5th 1864)Dwight was wounded in the knee and the lower right ribs and left in the field for 10 days!On Aug 27th 1964 he was back with the 14th . Mustered out with his company May 31 1865. He then returned to his wife(Martha)in Canterbury and took care of the family farm.According to a affidavit from his wife after the war Dwight suffered from 'episodes' of terrible head pain and would appear lost.(I would think this was from heat stroke,Dwight marched many miles and fought many battles in very hot weather ) Died April 1st 1889 in Canterbury Connecticut.

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Contact Name: Kevin Davis
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