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Federal (USV)


George A. Smith

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, from Portland, he enlisted as Corporal in Company E, 10th Maine Infantry on 4 October 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam - having "had the side of his neck perfectly riddled with eighteen small bits of lead" - on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Early War service from the Maine Adjutant General1. The quote above from Gould.2


c. 1837


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. 276  [AotW citation 17371]

2   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pg. 239  [AotW citation 17400]