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James F Smith

Birth: 19 Mar 1846

Death: 6 Jun 1936

(Aged 90 years, 2 months, 18 days.)


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Served in Company A, 3rd Cav., Missouri as Pvt

Unit Details:
3rd Cavalry Battalion was formed early in 1862 with about 400 officers and men. Ordered east of the Mississippi River, the unit was dismounted. It took an active part in the conflicts at Iuka and Corinth, then was assigned to General Buford's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. The battalion was involved in the Vicksburg operations and in November, 1863 consolidated with the 1st Missouri Cavalry Regiment. Assigned to General Cockrell's Brigade, it fought in the Atlanta Campaign and in Tennessee with Hood. Later it shared in the defense of Mobile. The unit lost more than twenty-five percent of the 388 engaged at Iuka and sustained 100 casualties at Corinth. During the Atlanta Campaign, May 18 to September 5, the 1st/3rd Battalion reported 25 killed, 80 wounded, and 3 missing, and there were 56 disabled at Allatoona. Few surrendered in May, 1865. Its commanders were Lieutenant Colonels L.C. Campbell and D.Todd Samuel, and Major Thomas J. McQuiddy.

Possible gravesites:

James F Smith
1850 - 1941Chapel Grove Cemetery
Clark, Randolph County, Missouri

James F Smith
1849 - 1939Whitesville Cemetery
Whitesville, Andrew County, Missouri

James Franklin “Granpa Granny” Smith
3 Apr 1850 - 2 Oct 1941Fairview Cemetery
Randolph County, Missouri

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