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  • Confederate Cavalry Manual Inscribed by General Alfred Ward Grayson Davis / SOLD

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    Confederate Cavalry Manual Inscribed by General Alfred Ward Grayson Davis - Inventory Number: CON 502 / SOLD

    Confederate tactics manual printed in Richmond, Virginia 1861 the trooper’s manual: or, tactics for light dragons and mounted rifleman. Compiled, abridged and arranged, by colonel J. Lucius Davis. Identified to general Alfred Ward, Grayson Davis.

    General Alfred Ward Grayson Davis (or A.W.G. Davis). Family lore says that he and Jefferson Davis were first cousins and roomed together at West Point. His son was Runnels Davis and he was killed in war. I am looking for the military units that AWG Davis served in. I know he was captured at one point and died in 1865 because of his injuries that he sustained while being a POW.

     Cadet West Point 1824 but did not graduate to study law.  Appointed Attorney General of Arkansas Territory by Andrew Jackson around 1827. Elected Major General Mississippi Militia in 1832. Elected leader of 1,000-man Texas Militia unit that attacked the Mexican Army at the Battle of Buena Vista in 1847.

    Elected Representative for County of Greenbrier in the Virginia Legislature for the period 1855 - 1856.

    Appointed Major, Quartermaster's Department, Confederate States Army by distant relative Jeff Davis on 24 Dec 1861.

    During his service in Quartermaster's Department, his health failed and he was released from duty in 1863 in South Carolina. While traveling home, he was captured by Union patrol briefly who let him go in the winter weather. Somehow he made his way to Monroe County WV and then home in Greenbrier County WV. But suffered a stroke and lingered in failing health until his death at his home "The Cliffs".

    Comes housed in 8 x 14 riker display case with black velvet and descriptive card.


    Inventory Number: CON 502 / SOLD