Captain Isaac Davies 16th Illinois Volunteer Infantry


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Sharp looking carte view identified as Isaac Davies of the 16th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. A former Ohio native, Isaac would be making a living as a farmer with 10 other siblings in Illinois prior to mustering with Company D as a 1st sergeant in late May, 1861. He would be promoted to 2nd lieutenant in October of that year and then to 1st lieutenant in December. His promotion to captain would come in November, 1862. For the first 4 months of 1863 he would be on detached service pulling court martial duty before returning to the regiment in April. In September, 1864 he would begin serving as Inspector General for the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division of the 14th Army Corps. Isaac would serve in that position for 3 months before being mustered out of service that December. Vignette view of the captain with nice deep tones. Old faint pencil inscription on the reverse reading “Capt. Davies, Co. D. 16th”. This view came from the personal photo album of Lieut. Colonel James Cahill of the 16th Illinois Infantry. Front stamped by T.M. Schileir of Nashville, Tennessee. Comes with full service records and research documentation.

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