site logo
J.C. Smith

J.C. Smith

Federal (USV)


James C. Smith

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 19 in Hazleton as Private in Company C, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 June 1861 and mustered into service in Philadelphia on the 28th.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted in the 28th in December 1863 and was promoted Corporal, Company A. He was appointed Sergeant Major of the Regiment on 1 July 1865, and First Lieutenant, Company C on 8 July.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1. His picture from a CDV sold by Cowan's Auctions in 2007.


c. 1842


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 8622]