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

Samuel Rodmond Smith

Details
  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Brevet Major)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    4th Delaware Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: February 5, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Rowanty Creek, Virginia, USA
Citation
Swam the partly frozen creek under fire to establish a crossing.
Medal of Honor Recipient Samuel R. Smith
Medal of Honor Recipient Samuel R. Smith
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 8, 1895
  • Born: April 20, 1841, Wilmington, New Castle County, DE, United States
  • Died: September 30, 1912, Miami, FL, United States
  • Buried: Wilmington Cemetery (PMH) (XI-6), Wilmington, DE, United States
 

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