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David Lafayette Smith
Birth: May 1, 1835
Death: Jun. 8, 1916

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Battery E, 1st New York Light Artillery for action on April 6, 1862 at Warwick Courthouse, Virginia. His citation reads "This soldier, when a shell struck an ammunition chest, exploding a number of cartridges and setting fire to the packing tow, procured water and extinguished the fire, thus preventing the explosion of the remaining ammunition." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Olean
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8259391
David Lafayette Smith
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David Lafayette Smith
Added by: Don Morfe
 
David Lafayette Smith
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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Thank you, Soldier for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 8, 2016

- Alan Brownsten
 Added: Jun. 8, 2016

- Alan Brownsten
 Added: Jun. 8, 2015
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