See also:American soldier, was
See also:born in Bucks
See also:county, Pennsylvania, on the 28th of
See also:April 1815 and graduated at West Point in 1838 . He was engaged on active service on. the south-west frontier and in Mexico, and afterwards in
See also:Indian warfare in
See also:Washington and
See also:Oregon territories, becoming first
See also:lieutenant in 1845, captain in 1847, and major in 1861 . In the latter
See also:year, on the outbreak of the
See also:Civil War, he became a colonel of volunteer
See also:cavalry in the Federal army, rising early in 1862 to the
See also:rank of brigadier-general U.S.V., and to the chief command of the cavalry in the
See also:Missouri department . Assigned afterwards to the Army of the
See also:Tennessee, he took
See also:part in the first attack on
See also:Vicksburg and the capture of
See also:Post, and commanded a division of the XIII.
See also:corps in the final Vicksburg
See also:campaign . Later he led a division of the XVI. corps in the Red
See also:River expedition of Gen . N . P .
See also:Banks, and received the brevet of colonel for his services at the
See also:action of Pleasant
See also:Hill . In May 1864 he became lieutenant-colonel U.S.A.and major-general U.S.V., and during the greater part of the year was employed in Missouri against the Confederate' general Sterling Price . Thence he was summoned to join forces with G . H .
See also:Thomas at
See also:Nashville, then threatened by the advance of Gen .
J . B .
See also:Hood . He
See also:bore a conspicuous
See also:share in the crowning victory of Nashville (q.v.), after which he commanded the XVI. corps in the final campaign in the South . Just before the close of the war he was breveted brigadier-general U.S.A. for his services at the action of Tupelo,
See also:Mississippi, and major-general U.S.A. for Nashville . He resigned his volunteer commission in 1866 and became colonel of the 7th U.S . Cavalry . In 1869, however, he resigned in
See also:order to become postmaster of St
See also:Louis, where he died on the 3oth of
See also:January 1897 .
ALEXANDER SMITH (183o-1867)
CHARLES EMORY SMITH (1842–1908)
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