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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Alfred Smith

(1831 - ?)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 31st Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 29 year old laborer in Huttonsville, Randolph County, VA, and he enlisted there as a Private in Company F, 31st Virginia Infantry on 24 May 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 21 September 1862 but still listed as a prisoner into November 1862, with no later military record.

References & notes

His service from Ashcraft1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

He married Judith Currence (1839-) in January 1857 in Randolph County, and they had a daughter Mary (1860-).

Birth

1831; Allegany County, MD

Notes

1   Ashcraft, Jr., John M., 31st Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1899  [AotW citation 27932]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27933]