Joseph R. Davis
Confederate States Army generalDied when: 71 years 247 days (860 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Major-General Joseph Robert Davis (January 12, 1825 – September 15, 1896) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the commanding general of the Mississippi National Guard from 1888 to 1895.
During the American Civil War, he served as aide-de-camp to the President of the Confederate States and commanded a brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia.
He is best known for his role at Gettysburg.A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Madison and Scott counties in the Mississippi Senate from 1860 to 1861.