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John Eugene Smith
Birth: Aug. 3, 1816
Bern, Switzerland
Death: Jan. 29, 1897
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. Born in Switzerland, he was a jeweler when he entered the Union Army in 1861, as Colonel of the 45th Illinois Infantry. He engaged in the capture of Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, the Battle of Shiloh and siege of Corinth. Promoted Brigadier General in November, 1862, he commanded the 8th Division of the 16th Army Corps in the Vicksburg campaign and led the 15th Corps in the capture of Mission Ridge in September, 1863. From 1864 to the end of the war, he participated in the Atlanta and Carolina campaigns. For faithful services and gallantry in action, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers in January, 1865. After the war, he remained in the Regualr Army and was assigned to the 27th United States Infantry. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Aimie Annette Smith (____ - 1884)*
  Adele Smith Bascom (1840 - 1901)*
  Benjamin M Smith (1842 - 1930)*
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Greenwood Cemetery
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 42.41543, -90.44582
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Record added: Oct 27, 2001
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