Name: Edward Davie GARRISON
From: The Mansfield Enterprise, Mansfield,
Dr. E. Davies Died Saturday - Was The Oldest Confederate Veteran In The Parish
Date: May 31, 1928
Dr. E. Davies, of Mansfield, died at his home on Railroad Street last Saturday
evening, and the interment was held at the Mansfield Cemetery at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The funeral services were held at the family residence, jointly by Rev. W. C.
Childress of the Methodist Church and Rev. R. M. Mc Gehee of the Presbyterian
Church. After the services, the burial was under the auspices of the Mansfield
Lodge, F. & A. M., and a large attendance followed the body to its last resting
Dr. Davies came to De Soto Parish in 1899, and located at Mineral Springs, in
the Seventh Ward, where he operated a sanitarium with success, but afterwards
moved to Mansfield, where he was recognized as a good citizen and a useful man.
The deceased was in the 92nd year of his age, and was active in the practice of
his profession until about a year ago, and since then he has been in failing
health, and his death has been anticipated for several months.
Dr. Davies was the oldest Confederate veteran in De Soto Parish, and his record
as a soldier was a brilliant one, for when the Civil War broke out he
volunteered as a private in the 2nd Battalion Kentucky Cavalry, and rode with
Morgan, in his first raid through Indiana and Illinois. Young Davies was also
with Gen. Morgan on his second raid, and he belonged to a squadron that escaped
by hard fighting and hard riding, when General Morgan was captured while trying
to force a crossing over the Ohio River. The capture and confinement of General
Morgan and his confinement in the Ohio penitentiary, his wonderful escape, and
subsequent thrilling career, were familiar subjects with Doctor Davies, and some
of his experiences were thrilling indeed.
After the death of Gen. Morgan, Dr. Davies was under Gen. Forrest, where he
served faithfully and well, to the end of the conflict.
The decedent leaves a widow and 5 children: Mrs. J. B. Hamilton of Cedar Grove;
and four sons, Lloyd of Beaumont, Texas; Lex, of El Dorado, Ark., Ernest, of
Monroe, and E. E. of Omaha, Neb.