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Davis, Aquila, 1760-1835



  • Existence: 1760 - 1835

General Aquila Davis, son of Captain Francis Davis, was born at Amesbury, June 27, 1760, baptized August 31, 1760. He was a soldier in the revolution and serviced in campaigned on the Hudson, in New Jersey and at Saratoga. He witnessed the surrender of General Burgoyne. He rose to the rank of colonel after the war, and commanded the Thritieth New Hampshire Regiment from 1799 to 1807, and was brigadier-gneral of the Forth Brigade from 1807 to 1809. He resigned, but when the war broke out in 1812 he raised the first regiment of New Hampshire Volunteers, enlisted for one year and was commissioned colonel by President Madison. Subsequently his regiment was transferred to the Fourty-fifth United States Infantry and he accepted the lieutenant-colonelcy. After the war he returned to his mills and a farm at Davisville, and was one of the leading citizens of Warner until his death. Following is his discharge from the revolutionary service, after three years of hard service: "Aquila Davis, of the Third New Hampshire Regiment, formerly an inhabitant of Amesbury, having faithfully and honorably servied as a soldier in the services of the United States of America, the term of three years, it being the term of his enlistment, is dischared from the service, and is at liberty to return to his home. D. Livermore, Captain Third New Hampshire Regiment, May 10, 1780.

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Aquila Davis letter

Mss 825467
Identifier: Mss 825467
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