Henry Eugene Davies (July 2,
1836 – September 7, 1894) was an American soldier,
writer, and lawyer.
He served as a brigadier general
during the American Civil War
born in New York
City as the son of Henry E. Davies
. He was educated at
Harvard, Williams, and
Columbia, and was admitted to
the bar in 1857.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the United States Volunteers
as a captain
. After commanding the 2nd
New York Cavalry, he became a brigadier general in September 1863.
He served with distinction in the Cavalry Corps
, Army of the Potomac
, and became one of
's most trusted lieutenants.
In early 1865, he was given the brevet
Following the war, Davies stayed in the army briefly, but resigned
in 1866. He subsequently became a prominent New York lawyer and
held several public offices. He was the author of General
(1895), in the "Great Commander Series."