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Smith H Hastings
Birth: Dec. 27, 1843
Death: Oct. 13, 1905

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Colonel in the US Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Captain in Troop M, 5th Michigan Cavalry for action at Newbys Crossroads, Virginia on July 24, 1863. His citation reads "While in command of a squadron in rear guard of a cavalry division, then retiring before the advance of a corps of infantry, was attacked by the enemy and, orders having been given to abandon the guns of a section of field artillery with the rear guard that were in imminent danger of capture, he disregarded the orders received and aided in repelling the attack and saving the guns." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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Riverside Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 25, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7117443
Smith H Hastings
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Smith H Hastings
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Smith H Hastings
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