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Pvt James A Smith

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Pvt James A Smith

  • Birth 11 Mar 1825 Virginia, USA
  • Death 30 Aug 1862 Manassas Park City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Post Oak, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 126738551

Company M of Spotsylvania County, 55th Virginia Infantry, Field's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Enlisted for the duration of war on 3/13/1862 at Fredericksburg, he was mustered into Captain John Fielding Alexander's Company F, Virginia Artillery, (attached to) 6th Alabama Battalion Infantry as a Private. (This company became Company M of Spotsylvania County, 55th Virginia Infantry on 6/10/1862.)
Honorably mentioned for his actions during the Seven Days' battles outside Richmond 6/25 - 7/1/1862.
Killed In Action in Battle of 2nd Manassas, VA.

The 55th Infantry Regiment was organized in September, 1861, by the addition of four companies to W.N. Ward's "Essex and Middlesex" Battalion of Virginia Volunteers. In February, 1865, the 47th and 55th Regiments were consolidated.

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  • Maintained by: BigFrench
  • Originally Created by: Leslyn Lang
  • Added: 22 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126738551
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt James A Smith (11 Mar 1825–30 Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126738551, citing Smith-Massey Cemetery, Post Oak, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .