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Confederate (CSV)


John M. Smith

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company L, First Texas Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the chest in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was on furlough in Texas until 1 February 1863. While there he was commissioned First Lieutenant in [Captain Sydney T.] Fontaine's Light Battery (7th Battalion, Co. A, Texas Light Artillery).

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862.


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143  [AotW citation 1581]