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Federal (USV)


Nathaniel Smith

(1843 - 1929)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Cornish, he enlisted at age 18 in Company G, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 29 September 1861, and was appointed Corporal. He was wounded 1 July 1862 at Malvern Hill, VA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was again wounded, and captured in action at Cold Harbor, VA on 3 June 1864. He was a prisoner at Andersonville, GA. He was released on 28 February 1865, and discharged 8 April 1865 at Concord, NH.

After the War

He was living in Springfield (probably Massachusetts) in 1893.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1. Details from family genealogists. Married Grace Ellen Harlow on 23 April 1867.


04/23/1843; Cornish, NH


1929; burial in Comings Cemetery, Cornish, NH


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster pp. 165 - 186  [AotW citation 13461]