Friday, March 02, 2012

Lieutenant Colonel John Corson Smith.

Nineth-sixth Illinois Infantry.
 John Corson Smith.

Birth: Feb. 13, 1832, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Death:Dec. 31, 1910, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War first as Major and Provost Marshal on the staff of Brigadier General Absalom Baird, then as Provost Marshal on the staff of Brigadier General James B. Steedman, then finally as Lieutenant Colonel of the 96th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on June 20, 1865 for "meritorious services". After the end of the conflict he served as Illinois State Treasurer from 1870 to 1881 and from 1883 to 1885, and as Illinois' Lieutenant Governor from 1885 to 1889.
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, Jo Daviess County.

Charlotte A. Smith.
Known as the mother of the Ninety-Sixth.

John Corson Smith, married Charlotte Augusta Gallaher, on March 24, 1856, at Galena, Carroll, Illinois.

The would have the following children:

Robert A. Smith, born 1857, at age 23, was a commission merchant.

Sauel H. Smith, born 1859, at age 21, was a Inspector.

John C. Smith, born 1870, at age 10, was in school.

Ruth A. Smith, born 1866, at age 14, was in school.

Civil War.

At the battle for Atlanta, he was severly wounded, on June 20, 1864.

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