Michigan in the Civil War

Davis, Ferdinand, b. 1840

Personal recollections of service in the Civil War, written in 1904. Davis was a lieutenant in Company C, 7th New Hampshire Infantry, 1861-1864, on detached service during the last year. He describes camp life in St. Augustine, Fla.; execution of deserters; a murder and a hanging; the hospital at Beaufort, S. C.; battles and skirmishes which include the siege of Fort Wagner, firing on Charleston, the attack on Olustee, the battle of Drury's Bluff, action in the trenches before Petersburg with an account of the colored troops and their band, and on the road to Richmond. He defines "Swamp Angel." Letters of Ferdinand Davis are found in the papers of R. C. Davis.