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J.C. Smith
J.C. Smith

Federal (USV)

Private

James C. Smith

(c. 1842 - )
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at age 19 in Hazleton as Private in Company C, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 June 1861 and mustered into service in Philadelphia on the 28th.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He reenlisted in the 28th in December 1863 and was promoted Corporal, Company A. He was appointed Sergeant Major of the Regiment on 1 July 1865, and First Lieutenant, Company C on 8 July.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service information from Bates1. His picture from a CDV sold by Cowan's Auctions in 2007.






Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 8622]



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