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Confederate (CSV)


Baxter M. Smith

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: Florida

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 27 year old farm worker near Tampa in Hillsborough County, FL. He enlisted in Company K, 8th Florida Infantry in April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died on 28 September and was originally buried "on west side of, and in the cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, with service details from the State of Florida,2 which identifies him as B.M. Smith. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD (source of his date of death), and may still be there.


11/30/1833 in FL


09/28/1862; Frederick, 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 4970]

2   State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pg. 205  [AotW citation 15494]