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R.S. Smith
R.S. Smith

Confederate (CSA)

Major

Robert S. Smith

(? - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Georgia Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
Enrolled as Captain, Company C, in the 4th Georgia Infantry on 26 April 1862. He was promoted to Major of the Regiment in July.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg.

The remainder of the War:
Originally buried near the battlefield "in Capt. David Smith's Orchard", and reinterred at the Washington Confederate Cemetery, probably about 1868.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service information and his photograph from Thomas1. His middle initial also listed as "C". Burial information from the Bowie List, online courtesy of WHILBR.


Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD



Notes

1   Thomas, Henry Walter, History of the Doles-Cook Brigade, Atlanta: Franklin Printing & Publishing Co., 1903, pg. 107  [AotW citation 2592]



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