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|Ebensburg Alleghanian, 28 May 1863, Contributed by Patty Millich|
|Lieut. Evan Davis |
Lieut. Evan Davis of Co. D, 115th Penna. Vols., who was severely wounded it the battle of Chancellorsville, we regret to say, is dead. He breathed his last in hospital near Falmouth, the beginning of last week. Lieut. D. had been in service during the Rebellion about nine months. He went out as Second Sergeant in his company but so highly were his sterling qualities as a soldier appreciated that upon the first vacancy occurring he was promoted to a commissioned office.
He met his death wound while bravely rallying his men to the charge. Military life had been nothing new to Lieut. D. Prior to the Rebellion he had served his country for the term of fifteen years – ten years as a private in the regular army and five years as a marine in the naval service – always with honor to himself and credit to his native county. He was greatly beloved by his companions in arms and esteemed and respected at home. After a chequered career of 33 years, his life has been cheerfully laid down for his country and he gone to that distant home where wars and rumors of war affright the weary soul no more forever. The deceased leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss while a mother, brothers and sisters refuse to be comforted because he is not.
"To the Hero, when his sword
Has fought the battle for the free,
Death's voice sounds like a prophet's word,
And in its hollow tombs are heard
The thanks of millions yet to be."