Sumner L. Smith, Civil War Soldier


Sumner L. Smith
Born in Winchester, N.H._Son of Eli K. Smith,_by occupation a Machinist,_Married,_at the age of 30 enlisted for nine months in the 46th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols._Company D._Mustered into service September 25th, 1862.
He took part in all the important movements, made by the regiment, except the Trent Rad reconnoissances, and the Gum Swamp Expedition.
Was sick some five weeks in February and March 1863, also one week at the first of May.
On the passage from Plymouth to Newbern, Smith had a fall on the boat, which produced lameness and disabled him for service in the Gum Swamp expedition.
Returned to Chicopee with the company July 21st.
Mustered out of service, July 29th, 1863, at Springfield, Mass.


ca. 1861-1865


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