Andrew Jackson Smith

Andrew Jackson Smith

Birth
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Jan 1897 (aged 81)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 104, Lot 11
Memorial ID 18502 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Major General. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1838, and was commissioned in the 1st Dragoons Regiment. For the next 23 years, he served with the 1st Dragoons throughout the west. Commissioned Colonel of the 2nd California Volunteer Cavalry after the beginning of the Civil War, he later resigned to become Chief of Cavalry under Major General Henry W. Halleck. Promoted to Major General in May 1864, he commanded one of Major General William T. Sherman's division in the XIII Corps. With postwar reductions in the army, he resumed his Regular Army rank of Lieutenant Colonel and commanded the 7th United States Cavalry. After resigning from the army in 1869, he moved to St. Louis, Missouri to take an appointment from President Ulysses S. Grant as Postmaster. He served as the city's auditor and commanded a brigade of Missouri militia during the strikes of 1877.


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  • Added: 20 Nov 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18502
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Jackson Smith (28 Apr 1815–30 Jan 1897), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18502, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .