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Confederate (CSV)


R. E. Smith

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 19 year old clerk in New Orleans when he enlisted in Company E, 5th Louisiana Infantry on 4 June 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring Hospital on the Geeting farm near Keedysville, Md but died of wounds on 8 December 1862. He was originally buried "in the Hospital graveyard at Russer Spring". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service data from Booth,2 who has the Locust Spring hospital in Frederick, MD.


c. 1842; New Orleans, LA


12/08/1862; Keedysville, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4482]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, pp. 626-627  [AotW citation 13165]