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 Francis E. Smith

Francis E. Smith

Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 Jul 1862 (aged 19–20)
Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot , 252
Memorial ID 2598445 · View Source
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Son of Augustus E. Smith and Louisa Kezar.

On 18 Oct 1849 his father, Augustus E. Smith, died at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 31 and there was an administration of his estate.

He was enumerated as a weaver in the household of Louisa Kezar in the 1860 US Federal Census on 26 Jul 1860 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his widowed mother and three younger siblings.

On 12 Jul 1861 Francis, a weaver, mustered into service with Company C, of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

He died on 23 Jul 1862 at DeCamp Hospital, David's Island, New York Harbor, Westchester County, New York, unmarried, of typhoid fever brought on by exhaustion and exposure at the battle of Fair Oaks during the retreat of McClellan's army from Virginia, according to his pension file.

In Dec 1862 Louisa (Kezar) Smith, his mother, received a pension based on Francis's service.

At Old Burying Ground, Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Francis E. Smith was memorialized in an inscription on the backside of his father's marble headstone.

In 1896, Francis was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."

A photograph of Francis E. Smith is located at The American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts.

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(in the family plot in MA)
Son of Augustus E. &
Louisa Smith.
Member of Co. C
15th Reg. Mass. Vols.
died at David's Island, NY
July 23, 1862
AE. 19 yrs. 6 mos.




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  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2598445
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Francis E. Smith (1842–23 Jul 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2598445, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by DaurRegt (contributor 47891223) .