Harpers Weekly

American Civil War Correspondent and Special Artist
James Allen Davis



Torin retired James Allen Davis as a field character in 2008 and completed an 800-page illustrated memoir which includes his portfolio of more than 70 original sketches. He retired from classroom teaching in 2018 and now posts educational items on social media and writes extensively on teaching strategies and historical travel.

At rest between battles, Tom Grandy and Torin  Finney at the 140th Battle of Franklin.

Torin as Mr. Davis (right) at the 140th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee in October 2004 with his friend and colleague, the late Tom Grandy (left), who portrayed a reporter for the Richmond Daily Examiner.


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