Louis Augustus Halsey Smith(1842 - 1929)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company F, 5th Alabama Infantry, date not given.
In the Antietam Campaign:
One of 5 men of Company F to answer roll call on 18 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was captured in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.
After the War:
He was in Alabama through at least 1870 where he had his fourth and last child with his first wife. He was in Texas by 1878, when he married his second wife. Their first 8 children were born in Texas, and their ninth (and last) in Pueblo, NM in 1899.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fry1, who lists him as Halsey Smith. Details from the State of Alabama2, which has him as L.H. Smith, and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 08/10/1842 Place of Birth: Cahaba, AL |
Death Date: 04/12/1929 Death Place: Austin, TX Burial Place: Englewood Cemetery, Slaton, TX
1 Fry, Anna M. Gayle, Memories of Old Cahaba, Nashville (Tenn): Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1905, pp. 89, 105 - 108 [AotW citation 9408]
2 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15787]
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