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 William “Extra Billy” Smith

William “Extra Billy” Smith

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Death 18 May 1887 (aged 89)
Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 10054 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Major General. He also served in the Confederate Congress, and as wartime governor of Virginia. There are conflicting accounts of the origin of his nickname, but it may have come from extra payments he received for running a daily mail coach service between Washington, DC, and Milledgeville, Georgia, in the 1830s.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10054
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William “Extra Billy” Smith (6 Sep 1797–18 May 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10054, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .