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Federal (USV)


Abisha N. Smith

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24 years. Enlisted April 23, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Private, Company E, May 4, 1861, to serve two year. Probably promoted to Sergeant before Antietam.

On the Campaign

In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "I cannot close this report without calling your special attention to ... Sergeants Smith, Hankinson, Jackson and Keating (the latter both wounded), Company E ..."

The rest of the War

He was promoted First Sergeant on November 21, 1862 and mustered out with his company May 20, 1863 in New York City.

References & notes

Service data from State of New York1.


c. 1837


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 754  [AotW citation 12636]