James G. Smith(? - 1864)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 38, a carpenter in East Abington on enlistment as Corporal in June 1861. Appointed Sergeant before Antietam. He was in Company G.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted First Sergeant, then commissioned First Lieutenant 26 May 1864, but not mustered at that rank. He was mortally wounded 5 May 1864 at the Wilderness, VA and died of wounds on 17 June.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.
Death Date: 06/17/1864
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 47 - 48 [AotW citation 6830]
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