Hamilton Davis Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Davis, Hamilton, 1837-1864
Hamilton Davis collection
circa 1861-1864
0.1 Cubic feet , 2 photographs

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Hamilton Davis, son of Arthur and Emily (Green) Davis, was born in Oakland County, Michigan on July 20, 1837. He enlisted in March 1864 and served in Company F, Michigan 15th Infantry Regiment. He was killed at the battle of Atlanta on July 20, 1864 (his 27th birthday).

His cousins, James (son of Allan Davis) and William Davis (son of James Davis) are also included in this collection. James Davis was born October 27, 1842 at Burns, Michigan. William Davis was born October 29, 1845 and died July 20, 1914.

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Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of tintype images: one of Hamilton Davis and the other of his two cousins, James and William Davis. These have been scanned and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-18/davis-collection/.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections December 2010

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research. Glass cases, handle with care.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Items were transferred by the MSU Museum to the archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 15th (1862-1865) Company F.

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Personal Name(s)

  • Davis, James, 1842-
  • Davis, William, 1845-1914

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Collection Inventory


Tintype in case, Hamilton Davis Circa 1861 – 1864 


Tintype in case, James and William Davis Circa 1861 - 1865