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 John Baptist Smith

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John Baptist Smith

Birth
Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
Death 30 May 1923 (aged 79)
Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Burial Semora, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 26713074 View Source
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Lieutenant John Baptist Smith, born Caswell County, NC 19 Sept 1843, enlisted as a private with the Milton Blues on 15 April 1861, when he was 17. In April 1862, he transferred to the Signal Corps. By 1864, he was commissioned lieutenant & given command of the Corps. In 1865 Lieutenant Smith's men were the last to leave Petersburg, crossing the last bridge as it burned. They served as a rear guard for General Lee's army, and were present at Appomattox Court House.

Source: Lizham71 (FAG #47000482)


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  • Created by: RTerry
  • Added: 9 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26713074
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/26713074/john-baptist-smith : accessed ), memorial page for John Baptist Smith (19 Sep 1843–30 May 1923), Find a Grave Memorial ID 26713074, citing Red House Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Semora, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by RTerry (contributor 46537864) .