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  • A Signal Officer with Grant:The Letters of Captain Charles L. Davis
  • Wayne C. Temple (bio)
Wayne C. Temple

Dr. Temple received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois and is now editor of the Lincoln Herald. He is editor of a new edition of Horace Porter's Campaigning with Grant.


1. Davis' service record and pension record in National Archives, courtesy Dr. C. Percy Powell; Davis Papers, L.M.U.; Samuel P. Bates, History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 (Harrisburg, 1869), II, 1210; Frank H. Taylor, Philadelphia in the Civil War (Philadelphia, 1913), pp. 5, 38, 345; and William H. Powell, Records of Living Officers of the U.S. Army (Philadelphia, 1890), pp. 166-67.

2. Mrs. E. H. Davis, St. Georges, Del.

3. Either Ft. Hayer or Ft. Lincoln.

4. Capt. H. L. Humphrey was discharged on a surgeon's certificate on May 16, 1862.

5. Now called Guinea, Va.

6. Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad.

7. "The same code of signals was in use in both armies, having been devised by a West Point graduate before the war." Adam Badeau, Military History of U. S. Grant (N.Y., 1881), II, 222 n.

8. The 18th and 22nd South Carolina regiments suffered heavy casualties in the explosion.

9. From October to December, 1864, Davis was assigned to the staff of Gen. G. K. Warren's V Army Corps.

10. See note 7.

11. James Monroe died in New York City on July 4, 1831, but in 1858 his body was removed to Richmond, Va.

12. Spelled "Littlepage's Bridge."



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