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Andrew Jackson Smith
Birth: Sep. 3, 1843
Death: Mar. 4, 1932

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the Union Army in the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on November 30, 1864 at Honey Hills, SC. The medal was issued over 136 years later on January 16, 2000 by Pres. William Clinton. His citation reads in part "Forced into a narrow gorge crossing a swamp in the face of the enemy position, the 55th's Color-Sergeant was killed by an exploding shell, and Corporal Smith took the Regimental Colors from his hand and carried them through heavy grape and canister fire. Although half of the officers and a third of the enlisted men engaged in the fight were killed or wounded, Corporal Smith continued to expose himself to enemy fire by carrying the colors throughout the battle." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Lyon County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Land Between the Lakes NRA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.97682, -88.20134
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: May 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8762808
Andrew Jackson Smith
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Andrew Jackson Smith
Added by: Don Morfe
 
Andrew Jackson Smith
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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