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Federal (USV)


Thomas Smith

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 82nd New York Infantry (2nd Militia)

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 24 in New York City, and mustered in as Private, Company C, 82nd New York Infantry on 21 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to his right hip in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital on the Hoffman Farm near Sharpsburg, then was admitted to the Smoketown Hospital on 8 October. He died of his wounds there later in the month.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial at Smoketown, MD to the National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service data from the State of New York,2 which says he mustered out on 21 May 1864. Wound and hospital details from Nelson3 and Otis.4 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1837


10/1862; Smoketown, 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 4188]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 29, pg. 462  [AotW citation 23331]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 394  [AotW citation 23332]

4   Otis, George Alexander, A Report on Excisions of the Head of the Femur for Gunshot Injury, Washington: US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, 1869, pg. 92  [AotW citation 23333]