Wesley W. Davis, Co. A, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

The Somerset Herald (Somerset, Pennsylvania), June 2, 1897, pg 2.

Wesley Winfield Davis, notice of whose serious sickness and removal to the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, at Dixmont, was made in the Herald two weeks ago, died at that institution at three o’clock on Saturday afternoon. Wesley W. Davis, was a member of Co. A, 10th Pa. Res., the first military company organized in this county to march to the defense of the Union. He was wounded at the second battle of Bull Run and again at the battle of Charles City Cross Roads, where he was captured and sent to a rebel prison pen. Discharged from the services on account of his wounds he returned to Somerset where he served as a deputy provo-marshal until the close of the war. About this time he was married to a daughter of the late John Witt, a well-known surveyor. Three children were born as a result of this union, two of whom Harry and Miss Mollie, both of Somerset, survive. He is also survived by his aged mother, widow of the late Daniel E. Davis, and by the following named brothers: William and Edward, of Bradford, Pa; George and Ross, of Somerset. 

Mr. Davis’ health was permanently impaired by reason of the wounds and privations he suffered while in the army, but notwithstanding his physical disabilities he was an unusually energetic man and engaged in the hardest kind of manuel labor. He embarked in business at different times with indifferent success. The mental strain he endured during the last few years coupled with his physical suffering proved to much for him and six months ago his health began to rapidly fail and finally resulted in his death at the age of 55 years. 

The deceased was a man of most generous impulses, kindly and courteous and won the esteem and affection of a wide circle of friends. 

The body was brought here Monday morning and was buried from Mr. Davis’ late residence at 6:39 o’clock the same evening. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hiram King, assisted by Rev. H.C. Cameron. A delegation from R.P. Cummins Post G.A.R., conducted the exercises at the grave. The funeral was large and impressive.

Wesley Winfield Davis (1842-1897) – Find a Grave Memorial

Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.