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Federal (USV)


Francis C. Smith

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He was age 20 when he enlisted in May 1861 as a Corporal in Company I, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

On the Campaign

Probably mortally wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from original burial in Frederick, MD to the new National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as Pvt. Frank Smith, Company F. Service details from the Ohio Roster2, which says he was killed in action on 14 September 1862.


c. 1831


09/22/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4175]