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Freeman Davis

Date of birth: February 28, 1842
Date of death: February 23, 1899
Burial location: Butler, Missouri
Place of Birth: Ohio, Newcomerstown
Home of record: Newcomerstown Ohio


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Freeman Davis, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 November 1863, while serving with Company B, 80th Ohio Infantry, in action at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee. Sergeant Davis, while his regiment was falling back, seeing the two Color Bearers shot down, under a severe fire and at imminent peril recovered both the flags and saved them from capture.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 30, 1898

Action Date: November 25, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company B

Division: 80th Ohio Infantry