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Sword belonging to Gen. Amasa Davis

Sword belonging to Gen. Amasa Davis Cast iron


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    This field sword belonged to General Amasa Davis (1744-1825), quartermaster in the Continental Army during the maneuvers around Boston.

    Amasa Davis was born in 1744 in Woodstock, Ct, to Joshua Davis and Sarah Pierpont. He married Sarah Whitney. He participated in the Boston Tea Party and served in the Revolutionary Army. A merchant, he was also the quartermaster general for Massachusetts from 1787 to 1825. He earned the rank of brigadier general while serving with his distinguished brother, Robert Davis. He died in 1825 and is buried at the Central Burying Ground in Boston.