Thomas Davis was born circa 1832 in Prince Edward Island, Canada and he enlisted on 15 April 1864 at the New York Naval Rendezvous as a Seaman for a 2 year enlistment. He was attached to the U.S.S. Tecumseh in April 1864  as a petty officer with the rating of Captain of the Hold.
On 1 August 1864, Davis was admitted to Naval Hospital Pensacola with "diarrhoea chronica". No discharge date was noted on his records. He was not aboard the Tecumseh for the Battle of Mobile Bay.
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References and Sources Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, 14 State Street, New York, NY, for the week ending 30 January 1864
"List of men transfered to the U.S.S. Tecumseh from the receiving ship North Carolina, April, 1864" Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion: Series I, Volume 21 West Gulf Blockading Squadron from January 1 to December 31, 1864 (1906)
 Hospital Tickets and Case Papers, compiled 1825-1889. ARC ID: 2694723. Department of the Navy, Records of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Record Group 52. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.