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Confederate (CSV)


William P. Smith

(c. 1844 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

About age 17, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 26th Alabama Infantry on 10 December 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital then furloughed on 11 October 1862. He was back on duty by April 1864. He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant, date not given, and captured at Nashville, TN on 16 December 1864. He was held at Camp Chase, OH until he took an oath of allegiance and was released on 12 June 1865.

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 also in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862.


c. 1844


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 25560]