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Thomas Alfred Smyth
Birth: Dec. 25, 1832
Ballyhooly
County Cork, Ireland
Death: Apr. 9, 1865
Farmville
Prince Edward County
Virginia, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Enlisted as member of the 24th Pennsylvania Infantry, a six-month unit in 1861. After is was mustered out he was appointed Major of the 1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry, advancing to its Lieutenant Colonel in December 1862 and Colonel and commander in February 1863. He participated in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg (where he commanded a brigade). He was promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers in October 1864. Serving as a division commander he was riding along his skirmish line at Farmville during the April 1865 Confederate retreat from Petersburg, Virginia when he was shot through the mouth by a sharpshooter, the ball shattering his cervical vertebra. Taken to a nearby house he died two days later. He was the last Union general killed during the war. He was posthumously brevetted Major General, US Volunteers. (bio by: EFB III) 
 
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  Amanda Melvina Pounder Smyth (1836 - 1918)*
 
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Burial:
Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 13, 2001
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General thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. I have read the Appomattox Campaign sad that someone die in war let alone the final hours of one. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 9, 2016

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 9, 2016

- Bunny
 Added: Apr. 9, 2016
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