|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1805|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 1871|
Elijah Gates Smith was the son of William Smith who was at Farmer's Castle in 1789 and came to Ohio as an aide to General Varnum from Rhode Island; and Sabra Gates, from Norwich, Vermont, daughter of Capt. Elijah Gates of Connecticut and Vermont, a Rev. War veteran. Census records show that Elijah was a stone mason.
Elijah volunteered 1861 and served in the First Ohio Light Artillery, Battery H, (October 1861-April 1863), which fought through all the bloody battles of the Army of the Potomac. Co K Second Ohio Heavy Artillery from July to December 1863, discharged as old and no longer fit for service. Source Roll of Honor for Harmar Village, Washington County, Ohio, p. 34 & 35. Also muster roll NARA M552 roll 100. He then joined up again. The Second Heavy Artillery -- This Regiment was organized during the summer and fall of 1863, under Colonel Horatio G. Gibson, and consisted of twelve Batteries and 2,400 men. It garrisoned Forts in Kentucky and Tennessee, and with Generals Stoneman and Ammen's commands engaged the enemy under Wheeler. Co "K" mustered in Sept. 1863. Company "K" moved to Munfordsville October 11  and was on duty there till May 26, 1864.
Both of his sons also fought in the Civil War.
William Smith (1770 - 1851)
Eliza Ann Hanley Smith (1815 - 1870)*
Charles Rollin Smith (1845 - 1851)*
Created by: G Blankenau
Record added: Apr 29, 2008
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