Freeman Davis (soldier)

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Freeman Davis
Born (1842-02-28)February 28, 1842
Newcomerstown, Ohio
Died February 23, 1899(1899-02-23) (aged 56)
Butler, Missouri
Buried Oak Hill Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Ohio Company B, 80th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Missionary Ridge
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant Freeman Davis (February 28, 1842 – February 23, 1899) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Davis received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Tennessee on 25 November 1863. He was honored with the award on 30 March 1898.[1][2][3]


Davis was born in Newcomerstown, Ohio on 28 February 1842. He enlisted into the 80th Ohio Infantry. He died on 23 February 1899 and his remains are interred at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Missouri.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

This soldier, while his regiment was falling back, seeing the 2 color bearers shot down, under a severe fire and at imminent peril recovered both the flags and saved them from capture.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Freeman Davis". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 7 December 2013.