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Lieut Henry Irving Smith
Birth: May 4, 1840
Nottingham
Nottingham Unitary Authority
Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Nov. 15, 1910
Mason City
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Lieutenant, in Company B, 7th Iowa Infantry. At Black River, North Carolina, on March 15, 1865, his company attempted to construct a pontoon bridge over a portion of the flooded river that was held by Confederate troops. In the midst of the struggle with the rebel defenders, one of his soldiers was swept away in the current. First Lieutenant Smith, threw off his coat and sword and swam to the soldier's rescue, bringing him to shore to continue their mission. For valor in the face of the enemy, he was promoted Captain and awarded the Medal of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Delight Bogardus Smith (1845 - 1924)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Percy Smith (1878 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Saint Joseph Cemetery
Mason City
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kent Kooi
Record added: Jul 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7684565
Lieut Henry Irving Smith
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Lieut Henry Irving Smith
Added by: Kent Kooi
 
Lieut Henry Irving Smith
Added by: Kent Kooi
 
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- Bunny
 Added: May. 4, 2017

- Heavenly Peace
 Added: May. 4, 2017
Thank you, sir for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 4, 2016
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