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Federal (USV)


Thomas Smith

(c. 1833 - ?)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled at age 29 in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry and was commissioned First Lieutenant on 22 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He fell ill on the campaign on 14 September, and was left in command of an invalid corps at Frederick, MD. He rejoined his Regiment on 20 September at Sandy Hook, MD. He commanded the Provost Guard at Sharpsburg, MD from 30 October - 11 November 1862.

The rest of the War

He was detailed to command the Provost Guard at Sharpsburg 30 October to 11 November. He was appointed Adjutant of the Regiment on 18 January 1863. He was wounded in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was in hospitals at US Ford on the Rappahannock and at Aquia Creek, VA. He was on furlough in Newark and rejoined his Regiment on 8 July 1863. Still ill, he resigned his commission 10 August 1863.

References & notes

Service information from the D Society1.


c. 1833; Erie County, NY


1   D Society, Veterans, Co. D 13th NJ Infantry, Historical Sketch of Co. D, 13th Regiment, N.J. Vols., Newark (NJ): D.H. Gildersleeve & Co., 1875, pp. 50 - 51  [AotW citation 17186]