Enlisted on 4/25/1861 as a Private. On 5/11/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. He was Mustered Out on 8/12/1861 at Hartford, CT. On 9/8/1862 he was commissioned into "C" Co.
He was Accidentally killed on 1/28/1863 at Stafford Court House, VA. (Killed by a falling tree).
Capt 9/8/1862 As of Co. Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc. Connecticut: Record of Service of Men during War of Rebellion. (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc.Smith was married to Mary Slingsby about 30 days before the 3rd Regiment Infantry left Connecticut for Washington D. He was part of the advance to Manassas, Virginia and fought in the Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861. Smith would remain in the field until August 12, 1861, then return home to Mary in Connecticut and to his job as a printer at The Hartford Press. By the new year, Jan. 25, 1862, Smith and his wife would have a son, Lyman Henry Smith.
The boy was barely eight months old when Smith was back in New Haven, now with the 20th Regiment; readying for their deployment to Washington, D. He would march into Fredericksburg, Virginia in December 10, 1862, then move onto Stafford Court House, Virginia on Jan.
The 20th Regiment would be in the field almost continuously. In January, their days were full of marching, fighting, advancing and attempting to rest through pouring rain, cold nights, missed food rations and even snow. It was during one of these snowy days, that Captain Smith was walking beside the camp.The collar of his coat was pulled up above his shoulders, shielding him against the weather. As he walked, he was apparently unaware that a tree in his path had been chopped and was falling over. Despite calls of warning, Captain Smith did not look up until a large branch was upon him, striking him in the chin and breaking his neck. Paul's Church in Hartford, his sword and cap lay upon the coffin. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in this country: US.
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