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Federal (USV)


William T. Smith

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted on 6 August 1862 in Oxford and mustered as Private, Company C, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in his left knee in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the US Army hospital in the Old Church in Frederick, MD on 1 October 1862 and was discharged on 6 November 1862 on a Surgeon's Certificate of disability.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register; 2 which say only that he was discharged on 4 October. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3


c. 1842


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23810]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23811]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #126  [AotW citation 23812]