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Federal (USV)


William Smith

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 32, from Winona, MN, he mustered as Private, Company K, First Minnesota Infantry on 29 April 1861. He was promoted to 4th Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was shot in the head and killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.1 Details from Barden & Jorgenson.2


c. 1836 in ENGLAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 66  [AotW citation 20255]

2   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>, Source page: /#/soldier/1214  [AotW citation 20256]