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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Joseph Sewall Smith

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    2d Army Corps
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 27, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Hatcher's Run, Virginia, USA
Led a part of a brigade, saved two pieces of artillery, captured a flag, and secured a number of prisoners.
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph S. Smith
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph S. Smith
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 25, 1892
  • Born: November 27, 1836, Wiscasset, Lincoln County, ME, United States
  • Died: January 25, 1919, Fort Monroe, VA, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (2-996), Arlington, VA, United States

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