Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry
From Oglethorpe County, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 6th Georgia Infantry on 28 May 1861.
On the Campaign
He was captured, probably having been wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 15-16 October 1862, then transferred, place not given. He was appointed Corporal, date not given and was wounded again in 1864 and furloughed by 30 April 1864 with no later military record.
References & notes
Service information from Henderson.1 Frederick hospital detail from the Patient List.2
He may be the William Peterson Smith (1840-1918) buried at Wesley Chapel, Lexington, Oglethorpe County, GA [via Findagrave].
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pp. 831-832 [AotW citation 21208]
2 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #1.054 [AotW citation 21209]