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Federal (USV)


George Dwight Smith

(1825 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 36 year old merchant in Tioga County, he enrolled on 21 September 1861 at Wellsboro, and mustered into service as First Lieutenant, Company I, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 October in Harrisburg. He was acting Adjutant in early 1862 in North Carolina. When Colonel Welsh succeeded to command of the Brigade, Smith was assigned to his staff as Assistant Adjutant General.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Azubah Norah/Nova Robinson (1835-1908) in February 1855.


1825; Wellsboro, PA


09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA