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Date: 5/27/2005 at 14:04:08

Biography reproduced from page 527 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Rasselas E. Davison was born Nov. 10, 1840, in Ohio. When one year old his parents removed to Illinois, settling in Momence, Kankakee county. He remained at home till twenty years of age, then went to Wisconsin and settled in Spring Creek, Sauk county. He enlisted April 9, 1861, in company H, 2d Wisconsin Infantry, and served three years, taking part in the first and second battles of Bull Run, Gainesville, Fredericksburg and South Mountain; was wounded at Antietam in the right shoulder by a musket ball; was also seven days in the battle of the Wilderness. After being discharged he went back to Momence, Ill., and on February 1, re-enlisted in Chicago, in the 2d regiment, United States Veteran Volunteers, serving one year, stationed at Washington. After this he went to Elmira, N. Y., and stayed till some time in the fall, then went to New Haven, Conn., and was discharged at Hartford, Conn. Mr. Davison has a beautiful floral photograph of a flag which was presented by the daughter of Capt. Calwell, of the 2d Wisconsin Volunteers, who was killed at the battle of South Mountain, to the soldiers belonging to the Iron Brigade, of which he was a member. After his discharge he again went to Momence, and from there to Lodi, Columbia Co., Wis., where he was married, by Rev. Jesse D. Searles, to Almira A. Stahl. They have had nine children, seven of whom are living—Ida M., Edwin F., Ada A., Lela L., H. Glews, Sammy R. and J. Clark. Eva H. and Othello are deceased. Mr. Davison is a greenbacker, and has been township trustee and clerk of the school board.

(Transcriber's Note: This biography was listed under the Portland Township section).


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