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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William H. Smith

(c. 1841 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 20, from Fairfield, he enlisted as Corporal, Company C, 12th South Carolina Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near the battlefield and was briefly at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 10 and 11 October 1862 before being transferred out, probably for exchange. He returned to duty, and was promoted to Sergeant, dates not given, but was killed in action at Spotsylvania Court House, VA in May 1864.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls.1 Hospital detail from the Patient List,2 as W.H. Smith.

Birth

c. 1841

Death

05/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA

Notes

1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company C, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24354]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #1.049  [AotW citation 24355]