John Corson Smith

John Corson Smith

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 31 Dec 1910 (aged 78)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
Plot Division 4, Lot 19
Memorial ID 7238834 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War first as Major and Provost Marshal on the staff of Brigadier General Absalom Baird, then as Provost Marshal on the staff of Brigadier General James B. Steedman, then finally as Lieutenant Colonel of the 96th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on June 20, 1865 for "meritorious services". After the end of the conflict he served as Illinois State Treasurer from 1870 to 1881 and from 1883 to 1885, and as Illinois' Lieutenant Governor from 1885 to 1889.

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  • Originally Created by: Steve Dunn
  • Added: 6 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7238834
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Corson Smith (13 Feb 1832–31 Dec 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7238834, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .