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Joseph Sewall Smith
Birth: Nov. 27, 1836
Wiscasset
Lincoln County
Maine, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1919
Fort Monroe
Hampton City
Virginia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He began his Civil War service as a Quartermaster Sergeant in the 3rd Maine Volunteer Infantry, being mustered in on June 4, 1861. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant in August 1861, his stay with the regiment would only last until November that year, when he was commissioned as a Captain, US Volunteers and assigned to the Commissary of Subsistence Department. He would go on to serve on the staffs of Major Generals John Sedgwick and Oliver Otis Howard before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and be named as Chief Commissary of Subsistence for the Army of the Potomac’s II Corps. He was serving in that duty during the October 27, 1864, Battle of Boydton Plank Road (sometimes called the First Battle of Hatcher’s Run) during the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia when he earned the CMOH for his bravery, his citation reading “Led a part of a brigade, saved 2 pieces of artillery, captured a flag, and secured a number of prisoners”. His Medal was awarded on May 25, 1892. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on July 11, 1865 for “faithful and meritorious services”, and was honorably mustered out the same day. He served as Governor of the Soldiers’ Home in Hampton, Virginia from 1915 to 1918. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
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  Agnes E Clark Smith (1844 - 1910)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Site 996
 
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Record added: Sep 21, 2003
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