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Federal (USV)

Private

James A. Smith

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 131st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered as Private, Company K, 131st Pennsylvania Infantry on 7 August 1862 in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 5 November 1862 and died there on 18 November.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Bates.2 Hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Death

11/19/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4181]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25213]

3   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 #1.509  [AotW citation 25214]