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Confederate (CSV)


Richard Smith

(c. 1832 - ?)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 30, from Guilford County, he was conscripted as Private, Company H, First North Carolina Infantry on 8 July 1862 in Greensboro.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was detailed to the Ambulance Corps into February 1863 and afterward absent sick, on furlough or in hospital to at least October 1863. He was back with his Company by December. He was detailed as an attendant at the Winder Hospital in Richmond, VA from 15 August into October 1864, then returned to duty. He was captured (or deserted to the enemy) in March 1865, was briefly held in Washington, DC, and then sent to Bermuda Hundred, VA where he took an oath of allegiance on 16 March and was provided transportation to Raysville, Indiana.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3.


c. 1832


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 26336]