Name:   Edward Davie GARRISON

From:  The Mansfield Enterprise, Mansfield, Louisiana
Date:  May 31, 1928

Dr. E. Davies Died Saturday - Was The Oldest Confederate Veteran In The Parish

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 place.

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.