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Federal (USV)


Albert S. Smith

(1842 - 1908)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

He had served at age 21 in Company F, First Vermont Infantry (3 months) from 2 May to 15 August 1861. He then enlisted 18 November 1861 at Wentworth, in Company I, 6th New Hampshire Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He reenlisted 24 December 1863. He was appointed Corporal 1 July 1865 and mustered out with his Company on 17 July 1865.

After the War

He was a shoemaker and clerk. After the War he lived in his wife's hometown of Shelbyville, KY, was in Dover, KS by 1875, and back in his birthplace of Wentworth, NH by the US Census of 1880. He later moved to Fitzgerald, GA.

References & notes

Basic information from the Peck1 and Jackman2. Details from GGGGrandson DWM. Further information form family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Albert married Catherine McArter (or McCarthy) on 27 January 1864 in Louisville, KY. His occupations from the record of his son Walter C. Smith's 2nd marriage on 7 December 1919 in the Annual Report of the Town of Hanover, NH (1920), and that of his daughter Minnie B. Smith in July 1898 in the Annual Report ...City of Concord (1898).


02/05/1842; Wentworth, NH


10/10/1908; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Fitzgerald, GA


1   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 19  [AotW citation 15022]

2   Jackman, Lyman, History of the Sixth New Hampshire Regiment in the War for the Union, Concord (NH): Republican Press Association, 1891, Regimental Register and Record, by Companies  [AotW citation 15023]