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Free Genealogy Biography of S. T. Davis,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Dr. S. T. Davis

Dr. S. (Samuel) T. Davis, of Lancaster, is a native of Huntingdon County and the son of Henry Davis, a blacksmith by occupation. He attended Mooresville Collegiate Institute and Millersville State Normal School, at which time he was studying medicine under the direction of Dr. Orlady, of Huntingdon County.

At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 15th Regiment, for three months; at expiration of term of enlistment entered the army again as second lieutenant of what became Company C, Seventy-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, 77th Regiment. At organization of the regiment was appointed and commissioned as adjutant of the regiment. Upon organization of the army was detached as acting assistant adjutant-general of the brigade, and served in that capacity until the Seventy-seventh Regiment recruited as veterans, when he was commissioned as captain of Company G, a Welsh company from Scranton.

After the war he continued medical studies with Dr. S. B. Hartman at Millersville, and after attending one course at the Jefferson Medical College, graduated at the Long Island College Hospital in 1865. He began practice at Millersville, and in 1874 moved to Lancaster. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Surgical Association, and of the State and County Medical Societies.

Source: History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men; Philadelphia; Everts and Peck, 1883.

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