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Federal (USV)


James G. Smith

(? - 1864)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 38, a carpenter in East Abington on enlistment as Corporal in June 1861. Appointed Sergeant before Antietam. He was in Company G.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Promoted First Sergeant, then commissioned First Lieutenant 26 May 1864, but not mustered at that rank. He was mortally wounded 5 May 1864 at the Wilderness, VA and died of wounds on 17 June.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.




1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 47 - 48  [AotW citation 6830]