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CMOHS.org - Sergeant SMITH, DAVID L., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

SMITH, DAVID L.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Battery E
Division: 1st New York Light Artillery
Born: May 1, 1835, Olean, NY
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Bath, N.Y.
G.O. Number:
Date of Issue: 08/06/1906
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Warwick Courthouse, Va., 6 April 1862
 
 


SMITH, DAVID L. Photo
 
Citation

This soldier, when a shell struck an ammunition chest exploding a number of cartridges and setting fire to the packing tow, procured water and extinguished the fire, thus preventing the explosion of the remaining ammunition.