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Smith family letters

Label
Smith family letters, 1863 Mar. 31
Title
Smith family letters
Inclusive dates
1863 Mar. 31
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 31 March 1863, from Thomas D. G. Smith (b. ca. 1846), Company D, and William F. Smith (ca. 1840-1864), Company C, 1st Delaware Infantry, to their mother Sarah A. Smith (b. ca. 1817) of Dover, Delaware, concerning military life and army movements. Thomas' letter mentions playing ball and horseshoes
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • William F. Smith enlisted as 2nd lieutenant in Company D, 1st Delaware Infantry and was promoted to 1st lieutenant 1 November 1861. He was promoted to captain of Company C, 1st Delaware, 21 August 1862. William was wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg and was noted for bravery at the battle of Chancellorsville. He led a charge to capture a Confederate battery at the battle of Bristoe Station. William was promoted to major 6 November 1863. During the siege of Petersburg, William was wounded in fighting along the Boydton Plank Road and died of those wounds 11 November 1864.
  • Thomas D. G. Smith enlisted as a private in Company D, 1st Delaware Infantry. He was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville and noted for bravery. Thomas was promoted to 1st lieutenant 31 May 1865.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Smith family letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001654892
Type of unit
p.

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