Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
August 19, 1844 at Montreal, Canada
Entered Service in the US
Army from Winooski, VT
26, 1923 at the age of 78
The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism on July
09, 1864 at Monocacy, MD
Confederate General Early's advance on Washington, D.C., First
Lieutenant George Davis was part of a detachment assigned to
guard a railroad bridge and small wooden bridge that spanned the
river between Frederick City and Washington. Under the rebel
advance, General Wallace found it useless to resist further and
ordered the bridges destroyed, opting to sacrifice his
skirmishers to save Washington. The Union forces around the
bridge beat back two overwhelming assaults before a third in the
late-afternoon pushed them backwards. Under a heavy fire from
the enemy, while his comrades broke and ran before the
onslaught, Corporal Alexander Scott braved the fusillade to save
the national flag of his regiment from capture.