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Thomas Davis
Born (1837-12-11)December 11, 1837
Haverfordwest, Wales
Died March 24, 1919(1919-03-24) (aged 81)
Maspeth, Queens, New York
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1863 - 1865
Rank Private
Unit New York 2nd New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery Regiment - Company C
Battles/wars Battle of Sayler's Creek
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Private Thomas Davis (or Davies; December 11, 1837 – March 24, 1919) was a Welsh soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Davis received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Sayler's Creek in Virginia on 6 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 3 May 1865.


Davis was born in Haverfordwest, Wales on 11 December 1837. He joined the 2nd New York Heavy Artillery in December 1863, and mustered out with the regiment in September 1865. He died on 24 March 1919 and his remains are interred at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in New York.

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