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Federal (USV)

Captain

Jonathan Parker Smith

(? - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

 

see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Likely from Mercer, Pennsylvania, he entered service as First Sergeant, Company G of the 10th Reserves on 19 June 1861. He was promoted to Ist Lieutenant on 10 May and Captain of the Company on 17 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He assumed command of the Regiment at Antietam on the 17th as senior officer present, in relief of Lieutenant Colonel Warner.

The rest of the War

He died 6 January 1863 of wounds received in action at Fredericksburg (Va) on 13 December 1862.

References & notes

Service data from Bates 1

Death

01/06/1863

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, muster roll, Co. G, 10th PA Reserves  [AotW citation 139]