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Federal (USV)

Private

Valentine Smith

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private, Company A, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves on 22 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD, on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial near the battlefield to the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as Tim Smith. His service from Bates.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Death

09/14/1862 Turner's Gap, 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 4189]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22778]