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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Balam J. M. C. Smith

(1829 - ?)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company A, 2nd Mississippi Infantry at Corinth in May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware and paroled at Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October, then exchanged on 10 November 1862 and returned to duty. He was wounded in action, place not given, and admitted to a hospital in Williamsburg, VA on 27 July 1863 and his big toe was amputated. He reenlisted and transferred to Company K, 26th Alabama Infantry on 11 September 1863 at Orange Court House, VA. He was captured at Nashville, TN in the Winter of 1864 and imprisoned at Camp Chase, OH until paroled 8 May 1865.

After the War

He was living in Fernbank, AL by 1907.

References & notes

Service information from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Further details from the Alabama Civil War Service Database.1

Birth

10/14/1829; Gwinnett County, GA

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=186487  [AotW citation 21724]