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Wilson Smith-Rome, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 43° 14.388 W 075° 28.044
18T E 462051 N 4787550
Quick Description: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient for action at Washington, NC on September 6, 1862. He is buried in Rome Cemetery, Rome, NY in Section J, Lot 66.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 5/14/2019 4:50:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JAZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
He was born on September 6, 1841 in Madison, NY and died on February 22, 1901 in Rome, NY. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: SMITH, WILSON
• Rank and organization: Corporal, Battery H, 3d New York Light Artillery
• Place and date: At Washington, N.C., 6 September 1862
• Entered service at: Madison, N.Y.
• Date of issue: 24 April 1896
Citation: Took command of a gun (the lieutenant in charge having disappeared) and fired the same so rapidly and effectively that the enemy was repulsed, although for a time a hand-to-hand conflict was had over the gun.
Armed Service: Army

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