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Pvt William B Smith
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Birth: unknown
Mathews County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1864
Staunton
Augusta County
Virginia, USA

Born at Beachland Farm; brother of 8 sisters.

Company H "Black Horse Cavalry", 4th Virginia Cavalry, Mumford's Brigade, Fitzhugh Lee's Division, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Enlisted on 10/8/1861 at Sangster's CrossRoads, he was mustered into "H" Co. VA 4th Cavalry as a Private.
Detached duty Sept & Oct 1861 Roll as courier for General Ewell.
Detached duty Nov & Dec 1861 Roll as courier for General Rhodes.
POW 2/28/1863 Fauquier County, VA.; sent to Wash., D.C. 3/2/1863; paroled 3/5/1863; confined 3/16/1863 Old Capitol Prison, Wash., D.C.; exchanged 3/29/1863 City Point, VA.
Absent with Leave Sept & Oct 1862 Roll.
Absent with Leave Jan & Feb 1864 Roll.
Absent without leave 4/1/1864 Matthews County due to his elderly father, Sands Smith, having been hung on his Beachland Farm by the Yankees, based on some credible evidence [Sands] was acting as a "guerrilla" and assisting Capt. John Yates Beall, a Partisan; excused by Colonel Randolph.
Mortally wounded by gunshot 5/15/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA.; hospitalized C.S.A. General Hospital, Staunton, VA.; paid 6/22/1864; died there.

The 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Escorts to Gen. Stonewall Jackson", completed its organization at Sangster's Cross Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, in September, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Prince William, Chesterfield, Madison, Culpeper, Powhatan, Goochland, Hanover, Fauquier, Buckingham, and the City of Richmond.
It participated in the Battle of Williamsburg, the Seven Days' Battles, 2nd Manassas, Maryland campaigns, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Upperville, Gettysburg, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, Bethesda Church, the Shenandoah Valley with Early and around Appomattox.

(AWOL details by Great-grandniece Claudia Conner.)

 (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Confederate Soldiers' Section: N-6
 
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Dec 30, 2008
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Pvt William B Smith
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Pvt William B Smith
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