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Nathaniel Taylor Smith (December 18, 1844 - February 18, 1899) served as a corporal in Company G, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Nathaniel Smith was born December 18, 1844 in Carter County, Tennessee to Ezekiel and Elizabeth (Lacy) Smith.[1] He married Mary Ann Smith (1842-1921) with whom he had at least nine children.

Civil War service

Smith enlisted as a private in Company G on September 14, 1863 in Carter County for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal November 2, 1864.

He is described as 19 years old, 5' 8" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Smith is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service.

Smith mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $32.20 1/2 to the government for clothing in kind or money advanced, he had received a bounty of $25, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

He applied for an invalid's pension on June 29, 1883. His wife applied for a widow's pension on March 30, 1899.

Roberts died February 18, 1899 in Carter County and is buried at Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery in Hampton, Tennessee.


  1. His name is listed in the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census records as Nathaniel G. T. Smith.

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