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Samuel E. Smith (June 1848 - April 2, 1918) served as a corporal in Company A, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Samuel Smith was born in June 1848 in Johnson County, Tennessee to James Montgomery and Lucinda (Howard) Smith. He married Amanda M. Gentry (1848-1913) with whom he had at seven children.[1]

Civil War service

Smith enlisted as a private in Company A on September 22, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He served as a teamster in May 1864 and was appointed corporal on June 15, 1864.

Smith is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.

Smith mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, was owed $2.08 from the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Smith died April 2, 1918 in Madison County, Arkansas and is buried at Brannon Mountain Cemetery in Brannon, Arkansas.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, Reed Township, Washington County, Arkansas.

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