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Davies, Henry Eugene, Jr. (02 July 1836–06 September 1894), soldier and public official, was born in New York City, the son of Henry Eugene Davies, a lawyer and judge, and Rebecca Tappan. A student at both Harvard and Williams College, he graduated from Columbia in 1857. Thereafter he practiced law in New York, where in 1858 he married Julia Rich. Whether they had any children is not known. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Davies’s education and social position helped him gain a captaincy in a prominent New York regiment, the Duryée Zouaves (Fifth N.Y. Volunteer Infantry). Early in May 1861 he accompanied his outfit to Fort Monroe, Virginia, at the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the James River. In that early theater of the war, Davies supervised picket duty and conducted scouting expeditions within Major General ...

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McArthur, John (17 November 1826–15 May 1906), soldier, businessman, and public servant, was born in Erskine Parish, on the River Clyde, in Renfrewshire, Scotland, the son of John McArthur and Isabella Neilson, who anticipated that he would become a Presbyterian divine. But he opted for employment in his father’s blacksmithery. In 1849—one year after he married a neighbor, Christine Cuthbertson—he emigrated to the United States, joining his brother-in-law, Carlile Mason, in Chicago. McArthur and Cuthbertson had seven children. After working for several years as a boilermaker and having accumulated some capital in 1854 McArthur entered into partnership with Mason as owner-manager of the Excelsior Ironworks, manufacturing “steam boilers, engines, and iron work of every description.” Buying out Mason, from 1858 to 1861 McArthur was sole operator of the business....