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Federal (USV)


Theodore Wesley Smelker

(1840 - 1915)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Platteville, he enlisted in Company C, 7th Wisconsin Infantry on 4 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Discharged 11 December 1862 for wounds.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Further details from family genealogists.


10/16/1840; Johnstown, PA


07/27/1915; Beresford, SD; burial in Pleasant Hill Pioneer Cemetery, Beresford, SD


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 550 - 554  [AotW citation 10575]