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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Wilson Perry Smith

(1832 - 1900)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An overseer in Oglethorpe County, he enlisted as Corporal, Company K, 6th Georgia Infantry on 28 May 1861 in Atlanta. He was wounded at Gaines' Mill, VA on 27 June 1862 and returned to duty on 10 September.

On the Campaign

A week later he was wounded by gunshot through his forearm and through his left thigh midway between the hip and the knee and was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled 18 October and sent from Baltimore to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange. He returned to duty with his Company in September 1863 but was again wounded, in the shoulder at Drewry's Bluff, VA on 16 May 1864. He did not return to active service and was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 1 May 1865.

After the War

He was a farmer in Wilkes County, GA. He began receiving a veteran's pension in 1890.

References & notes

Service information from Henderson.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Barry Truluck for his research into Smith in the US Census (1860-1900), his Compiled Service Records via Fold3, and Georgia Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960.

He married Sarah Sherrer (1850-1939) on 20 September 1868 and they had 5 children together.




03/04/1900; Wilkes County, GA; burial in Smith Family Cemetery #1, Rayle, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 825  [AotW citation 21234]