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Federal (USV)


Henry Montgomery Smith

(1842 - ?)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

He served as Private, Company C, in the 3-month First Maine Infantry from May to August 1861. Giving his age as 22, from Portland, he then enlisted as Corporal in Company C, 10th Maine Infantry on 5 October 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 10 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged from the 10th Infantry on 28 February 1863 on account of wounds, but re-enlisted in Company C, 29th Maine Infantry on 11 September and was appointed Sergeant on 17 December 1863. He transferred to Company B and was promoted to First Sergeant on 30 May 1864. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company C on 11 December 1864. He was honored by brevet to First Lieutenant 13 March 1865, and mustered out of service with his Company on 21 June 1866.

References & notes

Service from the Maine Adjutant General1 and Gould's History. 2


03/17/1842; Woodstock, New Brunswick, CANADA


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 270  [AotW citation 17362]

2   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pp. 260, 656  [AotW citation 17457]