Medal of Honor Action Place: Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA
On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats, and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire continued to fall, Cpl. Smith fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the furious two-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee.
Accredited to: New York
Awarded Posthumously: No
Born: 1840, Allegany, Cattaraugus County, NY, United States
Died: March 26, 1918, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Buried: Elm Lawn Cemetery (MH) (Capalpa Lawn-63), Buffalo, NY, United States