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28th New York Infantry Regiment
Niagara Rifles; Scott Life Guard
Daniel Holmes Davis

Born on April 14th 1839, Daniel Holmes Davis enlisted in Company K, 28th NY, as a Private on 26th April 1861 and mustered into service on May 22nd, 1861 at age 22.
He died of disease on the 14th of May, 1862 while at Strasburg, Va. age 23.
He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Wilson, Niagara County, NY along with what appears to be his grandparents, parents and a number of siblings. However, he appears to be buried with a marker stone which could indicate that his last name is hyphenated as Holmes-Davis, rather than Holmes being his middle name.
His marker stone reads as follows:
Eliza Davis
1838 1859
Daniel H
1839 - 1862
The other marker stones read as follows:
In Memory Of
Wife of Henry M. Davis
Son of Henry and Christine
Sarah A.
1812 1864
1831 1862
1807 - 1883
1765 1818
Mary Paine
1768 - 1839
Greenwood Cemetery is a very well maintained, but sprawling cemetery which backs up to a swampy area. The Holmes plot is right at the very back of the cemetery.
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