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Name:Thomas Bowker Davis
Affiliation:Class of 1866
Biography & Genealogy:Thomas Bowker Davis, Class of 1866: Born- Nov. 20, 1842. Matriculated rom Lynchburg, VA. At VMI 2 1/2 years (repeated Fourth Class [freshman] year). Military Record: Entered VMI in January of 1862 (unofficial source says he had attended Lynchburg College in 1861); resigned on Jan. 25, 1864 after enlisting for war as a Private with Company D, 2d Virginia Cavalry; absent without leave (AWOL) on some 64 rolls; absent on detail May-June 1864; Mortally Wounded in Action (right breast) and captured on Oct. 8, 1864 near Fisher's Hill. Died- Oct. 18, 1864 at a US Hospital in Winchester (some records show he was mortally wounded in the thigh; some records indicate date of death Oct. 20.) Buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg, Va.(some records show year of birth as 1843).
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