Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thomas B. Smith, New Jersey.

New Jersey 13th., Infantry, Co. D.

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THOMAS B. SMITH Was born in Erie County, New York. He was commissioned first-lieutenant August 22, 1862, a^ed 29 years. On the 14th of September, while on the march after General Lee, in
Maryland, he became unfit, by sickness, for further marching, and was left in command of an invalid corps, near Frederick, composed of sick men of the regiment, rejoining the company on the 20th, at Sandy Hook, Md.

On the 30th of October, while on the march up the Potomac, to opposite Shepherdstown, Va., he was detailed to take command of the provost guard in the town of Sharpsbnrg, Md., where he remained until November 11th, when he rejoined the company. January 18, 1863, at Wolf Run Shoals, Va. lie was promoted to adjutant of the regiment. At the battle of Chaneellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863, he was wounded in the left arm near the shoulder, and sent to field hospital at the U. S. Ford on the Rappahannock, and then to Aquia Creek, Va., from which place he received leave of absence, and went to Newark, N. J., where he re ported to Ward Hospital.

He rejoined the regiment, July 8th, at Frederick, Md. Continuing to suffer from sickness which threatened to prove fatal, while at Kelley's Ford, Va., he offered his resignation, which was accepted August 10th, and he returned to his home, where his health was finally restored. -

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