Abisha N. Smith(c. 1837 - )
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 24 years. Enlisted April 23, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Private, Company E, May 4, 1861, to serve two year. Probably promoted to Sergeant before Antietam.
In the Antietam Campaign:
In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "I cannot close this report without calling your special attention to ... Sergeants Smith, Hankinson, Jackson and Keating (the latter both wounded), Company E ..."
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted First Sergeant on November 21, 1862 and mustered out with his company May 20, 1863 in New York City.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from State of New York1.
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 754 [AotW citation 12636]
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