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Confederate (CSV)


Richard Smith

(? - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted on 1 September 1861 as a Private in Company E, 14th South Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his ankle on the Maryland Campaign and was captured there.

The rest of the War

He was treated in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD but died of wounds on 15 September (October?) 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 His service from the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His Mt. Olivet stones are on Findagrave.


09/15/1862; 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 4971]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #9.554  [AotW citation 24760]