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J.L. Smith
J.L. Smith

Federal (USV)


John L. Smith

Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 118th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company K, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry, probably in August 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action at North Anna and Bethesda Church. He mustered out with his company on 1 June 1865.

After the War:
Publisher of maps and atlases in Philadelphia after the War. He was editor of a Regimental History (1888, 1905).

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information and the picture above from Smith1, himself. See also a fine postcard portrait of Smith kindly provided by Dave Hann.


1   Smith, John L., and Survivor's Association, History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia: J.L. Smith, Map Publisher, 1905, pp. 641 - 655  [AotW citation 2247]

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