Pvt George W Smith
George W Smith name: Smith, George W
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Rank: Pvt 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: 4th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery
Cemetery: Oakhill G.A.R. Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
Sec-plot: 99-10-3 
Service: 12/7/1863 - 7/3/1865
Birth: age 64
Death: 4/21/1895 (burial date) Waupaca, Waupaca, Wisconsin
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  4th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery1

Organized and mustered in at Racine, Wis., October 1, 1861. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., January 21, 1862; thence to Fortress Monroe, Va., and garrison duty there till September. Attached to District of Fortress Monroe, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to September, 1862. Camp Hamilton, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to January, 1863. Artillery Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army COrganized and mustered in at Racine, Wis., October 1, 1861. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., January 21, 1862; thence to Fortress Monroe, Va., and garrison duty there till September. Attached to District of Fortress Monroe, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to September, 1862. Camp Hamilton, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to January, 1863. Artillery Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to April, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863. Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1863. Artillery Brigade, United States Forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Artillery Cavalry Division, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Fired gun "Union" during the Monitor and Merrimac engagement March 9, 1862. Moved to Camp Hamilton. Va., September, and duty there till January 11, 1863. Moved to Suffolk, Va., January 11. Siege of Suffolk,April 11-May 4. Norfleet House ,April 15. Chuckatuck and Reed's Ferry May 3. Moved to Portsmouth, Va., May 5. To West Point, thence to Yorktown May 30. Keyes' Expedition up the Peninsula June 9-July 10. Garrison duty at Yorktown till August 25. Duty at Gloucester Point and Portsmouth till April, 1864. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff , May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-June 4. Before Petersburg , June 16-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 3, 1865. At Bermuda Hundred, Va., till July 5, 1864, and at Jones' Landing till August 10. Moved to Light House Point August 10, thence to Prince George Court House and to Petersburg August 26. Duty in trenches till September 27. Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Darbytown Road , October 7 and 13. Battle of Fair Oaks, October 27-28. Siege operations against Richmond till April, 1865. Before Richmond March 30-April 2. Occupation of Richmond April 3 and duty there till July. Mustered out July 3, 1865.

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 25

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

 
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