JOHN SMITH
28 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 18 Nov 1839 in Barren County, KY
Died: 1 Feb 1915in White County, TN
Buried: Smith Chapel Cemetery, White County, TN, (Ravenscroft)
Parents: David and Unknown Smith

1st Married: Martha A. McCormack
Born: about 1835 in Virginia
Died: Between 1880 - 1889
Buried:
Parents:

Children:

  1. Frank Smith
  2. John Smith
  3. George Smith
  4. Rufus P. Smith
  5. Ardella Smith
  6. S. C. Smith
  7. L. T. Smith
  8. Lue Smith

2nd Married: Amanda Hamilton in Aug or Sep or Oct 1889 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 8 Sep 1855 in White County, TN
Died: after 1915
Buried:
Parents:

Children:

  1. Casto Smith
  2. Sarah Ann "Sallie" Smith
  3. Samuel Smith

MILITARY INFORMATION

28 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company B

ABSTRACT:

  • Enlisted as a Private and left as a Private
  • Age 34 (10 Sep 1861)
  • Enlisted 10 Sep 1861 at Camp Zollicoffer
  • Discharged 19 Aug 1862 on surgeon's certificate
  • Discharge Papers:
    • Born: Jackson County
    • Age: 35
    • Height: 6' 0"
    • Complexion: Dark
    • Eyes: Blue
    • Hair: Dark

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 8 Oct 1891
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Dug Hill, Putnam County
  • Member: Company B, 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Wounded: Dallas, GA near New Hope Church; ball passes through both legs; prostated unable to help himself for 7 months; unable to walk without crutches for one year
  • Born: Barren County, KY on 18 Nov 1839
  • Enlisted: Apr 1862 in Major Crook's Company B; Captain J. B. Holeman 28th TN Regiment; Colonel S. S. Stanton
  • Married twice; Wife is 35 years old
  • Has 8 children
  • Resident of Tennessee for at least 25 years or since the war
  • Attest: Charles Smith and W. G. Smith

Supporting Documents:

  • T. R. Keathley (25 May 1891) - Saw JS get wounded
  • J. A. Beam (25 May 1891) - Saw JS get wounded
  • Jackson McDowell (5 Oct 1891 - White County) - Supports claim
  • S. B. Johnson (16 Nov 1895) - Fixed the problem with the Physician's certificate
  • James Scarbrough (29 Jul 1899) - Supports claim
  • Dr. E. G. Sullivan (17 Aug 1899) - Physical Exam
  • E. G. Sullivan, MD (8 Nov 1899) - Exam
  • Thos. A. Head (20 Nov 1899) - Not satisfied with JS physician certificate and told him to get one with a clearer description of his disabilities
  • Emory Daniels (10 Jan 1903) - JS surrendered with company at Greensboro, NC
  • James Scarbrough (29 Jul 1899) - Supports claim
  • Callie Johnson (1 Mar 1915 - White County) - Amanda Hamilton lived with her during the birth of her first child (b. 9 Jul 1889). Amanda married JS in October of that year
  • W. O. Watson (4 Mar 1915) - No marriage records for 1889 in Putnam County
  • Narcis Johnson (24 Mar 1915) - Acquainted with Amanda Smith whose maiden name was Hamilton. Amanda is her sister-in-law. Amanda married JS about Aug or Sep 1889.
  • G. M. Johnson (24 Mar 1915) - Amanda waited on his wife during the birth of their first child. Amanda got married in the fall. Amanda is now a widow.
  • W. J. Breeding (3 May 1915) - List of Men who served

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: ?White County, Page 105?
  • 1860 Census:
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 135
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 120A
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 36A
  • 1910 Census: White County, TN, Page 151B

ADDITIONAL DATA