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Confederate (CSV)


Francis Washington Smith


(1836 - 1918)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as 4th Sergeant, Company K, 26th Alabama Infantry on 10 December 1861. He was appointed Color Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and furloughed home on 5 June for 60 days. He was promoted to Ensign/Lieutenant on 28 April 1864 and wounded for the third time, at Ezra Church, VA on 28 July 1864. He was wounded yet again at Franklin, TN on 30 November and captured at a field hospital there on 17 December. He was in a US Army hospital in Nashville, TN until he was sent to Fort Delaware in January 1865. He was paroled, exchanged at City Point, VA, and admitted to Howard's Grove Hospital in Richmond, VA on 3 March 1865.

After the War

He was a farmer and lived in Lamar County, Clay County, MS (1878-95), and in Waco, TX.

References & notes

His service from Fincham's roster1, sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000). His wounding on South Mountain also in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/18/1836; Lamar County, AL


03/02/1918; Waco, TX; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Waco, TX


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_k.htm  [AotW citation 25555]