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)
Sabra "Annie" Long Smith
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