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Marquis L. Davis

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Marquis L. Davis

Birth Name

Marquis L. Davis


12 Feb 1842 – 12 Sep 1919

Birth Place

Hubbardton, Rutland County, VT

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Waterford, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


2nd Company


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

17 Feb 1864

Burial Location

Caldwell Cemetery, Caldwell, Racine County, WI



Mother Lived

ca. 1821-


Orasmus Davis

Father Lived

ca. 1819-


Josephine H.

Spouse Lived


Marquis L. Davis was born in Hubberton, VT on February 12, 1842 to Orasmus and Mary Davis. In 1850, they family lived in Rochester, Racine County, WI. His brother, Henry, was born in 1846. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed Davis as living in Waterford, Racine County, WI, age 21, and a musician. He had dark eyes, black hair, dark complexion, and stood 5’4½”. He enlisted for three years on January 4, 1864 at Waterford, and mustered on February 17, 1864 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He transferred to Company H at Whiteside, TN on January 1, 1865. He was temporarily assigned to the 24th Infantry, then transferred to K Company of the 13th Infantry on June 18, 1865.

In 1880, he was living in Vernon, Waukesha County, WI and working as a farmer. He and his wife, Josephine H., had no children. In 1910, they lived in Mukwonago, Waukesha, WI. They still had no children. Marquis died on September 12, 1919.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.44; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.409;; 1880 Census, Roll: 1451, Family History Film: 1255451, Page: 259D, Enumeration District: 269; and 1910 Census, Roll: T624_1741; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0166; FHL microfilm: 1375754.