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 Thomas Benton Smith

Thomas Benton Smith

Birth
Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Death 21 May 1923 (aged 85)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Confederate Circle
Memorial ID 9116 · View Source
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Civil War Confeferate Brigadier General. He was captured during the battle of Nashville, December 1864. While a prisoner, he was struck over the head with a sword by a Union colonel, which exposed his brain, and he was believed to be dying. He recovered temporarily, but spent the last 47 years of his life in a mental asylum.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9116
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Benton Smith (24 Feb 1838–21 May 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9116, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .