Thursday, June 19, 2008

Jefferson H. Davis

Jefferson H. Davis was born around 1841.

Jefferson was 20 years old and probably living in Muskegon County when he enlisted with the consent of the Justice of the Peace in Company H on May 13, 1861. (Company H, formerly the “Muskegon Rangers”, was made up largely of men from the vicinity of Muskegon and Newaygo counties.) He deserted on or about July 1, 1861, at Arlington, Virginia. George Lemon of Company H wrote home on July 12, 1861, that “we had Jeff Davis desert us while here” in Virginia.

There is no further record and no pension seems to be available.

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