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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Washington Smith

(1832 - 1912)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Quartermaster

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 28 year old clerk at Suffolk, VA. He enrolled there as 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 16th Virginia Infantry on 17 April 1861. He was appointed Assistant Quartermaster of the regiment, date not given, and was wounded at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his regiment on the Maryland Campaign and was noted for taking unnecessary risks in action at Crampton's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and returned to duty on 20 January 1865. He was wounded for the third time, at Hatcher's Run, VA on 6 February 1865. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

References & notes

His service and role in Maryland from Trask.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/01/1832; Somerton, VA


05/09/1912; Suffolk, VA; burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, VA


1   Trask, Benjamin H., Sixteenth Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard Inc., 1986, pp. 17, 117  [AotW citation 29568]