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R.S. Smith

R.S. Smith

Confederate (CSA)


Robert S. Smith

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Enrolled as Captain, Company C, in the 4th Georgia Infantry on 26 April 1862. He was promoted to Major of the Regiment in July.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Originally buried near the battlefield "in Capt. David Smith's Orchard", and reinterred at the Washington Confederate Cemetery, probably about 1868.

References & notes

Service information and his photograph from Thomas1. His middle initial also listed as "C". Burial information from the Bowie List, online courtesy of WHILBR.


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Thomas, Henry Walter, History of the Doles-Cook Brigade, Atlanta: Franklin Printing & Publishing Co., 1903, pg. 107  [AotW citation 2592]