He was discharged for promotion on 8/4/1863. On 8/4/1863 he was commissioned into. He was Mustered Out on 2/1/1866. Major-Gen 9/1/1864 by Brevet (Atlanta & Savannah, GA). 6/12/1862 from company D to Field & Staff.
Born 9/29/1829 in Jefferson County, NY. Died 11/5/1876 in Bloomington, IL. Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc. Index to Compiled Military Service Records. Generals in Blue, Lives of the Union Commanders.(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. Major-general, was born in the state of. New York but in early life established his home in the state. Of Illinois, where he was residing at the beginning of the.
On June 14, 1861 he became the captain of a. Company then organizing for service as a part of the 8th Mo. Before the organization of the regiment was.
Complete it was called on to suppress the guerrillas engaged. In committing depredations along the line of the North.
Missouri railroad, defeating them in the vicinity of St. Charles and Mexico, in which engagements Capt.On July 29 he left St. With the regiment and on Sept. 7 landed at Paducah, Ky. He remained until the following February, the regiment then. Joining the forces moving against Forts Henry and Donelson. Fort Henry surrendered before the regiment arrived, but at. Donelson it showed the metal of which it was made, and, under. Lew Wallace, assisted in the repulse of.
The attempt of the enemy to cut his way out. The head of his company and under the command of Wallace was. In some of the heaviest fighting at Shiloh on the second day.Of that battle; was in the engagements about Corinth, Miss. And the operations in that vicinity until November, when the. Regiment was ordered to Memphis, Tenn.
Lieutenant-colonel of his regiment on June 12, 1862, and. Eighteen days later was commissioned as its colonel. Sherman's forces for the assault on the.Confederate works at Chickasaw bluffs, where his regiment. Acquitted itself with credit, and a few days later was on the. Skirmish line in the assault on Arkansas Post. The regiments assigned to Steele's bayou expedition in the.
Early movements against Vicksburg; took part in the feint. Against Haynes' bluff; was then in the battles of Raymond and. Champion's hill, and in the advance on Vicksburg it was the. First regiment to encounter and drive in the enemy's pickets. With his regiment he took part in the assaults on the.
Vicksburg works, and after the fall of that city was in the. 1863, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, and.
24, 1865, was commissioned mayor-general of. Previous to the latter date on Sept. Was brevetted major-general of volunteers for long and.
Continued service and for special gallantry and completeness. As an officer during the Atlanta and Savannah campaigns. Smith was honorably mustered out of the service on Feb. Continued until his death, Nov.
Source: The Union Army, vol.