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William “Extra Billy” Smith

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William “Extra Billy” Smith Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
King George County, Virginia, USA
Death
18 May 1887 (aged 89)
Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA GPS-Latitude: 37.535661, Longitude: -77.4552389
Plot
Section G, Plot 97
Memorial ID
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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.
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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  • Added: Jun 20, 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10054/william-smith: accessed ), memorial page for William “Extra Billy” Smith (6 Sep 1797–18 May 1887), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10054, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.