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Confederate (CSV)


Francis M. Smith

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Forsyth County, an unmarried 23 year old planter, he enlisted there as a Private in Company K, 48th North Carolina Infantry on 18 March 1862 along with his father William D (1814-1895) and brother Robert B Smith (1838-1907).

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, but was probably killed there.

The rest of the War

The Company muster roll for December 1862, the last in his file, still has him "missing after battle of Sharpsburg."

References & notes

His service information from Moore1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1850. His memorial in Timmons Cemetery, Stokes County, NC is on Findagrave.

His father William (1814-1895) and brother Robert (1838-1907) were also in Company K.


c. 1839; Stokes County, NC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 3, pp. 391 - 393  [AotW citation 6577]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27788]