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Federal (USV)


James Thornton Franklin Smith

(1834 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 27 year old boot maker in Stoughton, MA, he enlisted on 31 July and mustered as Private, Company E, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 19 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.1 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Josephine E Monk (1840-1919) inn April 1860 in Taunton, MA and they had a son Arthur Franklin Smith (1862-1864).


10/21/1834; Taunton, MA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 676  [AotW citation 20447]