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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 Antietam

He enlisted in Company K, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry, probably in August 1862.

The rest 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 & 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]