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George H. Smith-Union Twp.

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Re: George H. Smith-Union Twp.

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 11:59AM GMT
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George H. Smith (Company H., 64th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry)

Corporal 18 Nov. 9, 1861 3 yrs Appointed Nov. 12, 1864, wounded June 16, 1864, near Lost Mountain, Ga. mustered out with company Dec. 3, 1865 (Sherman's Brigade) (Wounded twice, first @ Battle - Chickamauga, Tennessee - Sept. 18, 19, & 20, 1863 & second @ Battle - Kennesaw Mt., Georgia - June 27, 1864
source (1 of many):http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohscogs/Veterans/CivilWar....
"George H. Smith, ex-county auditor of Benton County, and one of its enterprising and progressive farmers, resides on section 10, Union Township, Benton County, his home being pleasantly located seven miles north of Fowler, Indiana. He was born in Richland County, Ohio, near Shelby, on the 22nd day of February, 1844, and there remained on a farm until seventeen years of age; and being no longer able to content himself at home while his country was endangered, he offered his services to the government, and enlisted November 9, 1861, as a member of Company H, Sixty-fourth Ohio Infantry. With that command he went to the front and served during the war with the Army of the Cumberland. He was wounded at Chickamauga, and also at Kenesaw Mountain. The latter wound being very serious, he was confined in the hospital for seven months. When he had sufficiently recovered, he rejoined his regiment, then stationed at Athens, Alabama, and served until January, 1866, when he was honorably discharged, with the rank of corporal, at Columbus, Ohio.

The country no longer needing his services, Mr. Smith returned to his home in Shelby, Ohio, where he remained until the spring of 1871, when he came to Benton County and located upon the farm which has since been his place of residence. Here he has a finely improved tract of land, comprising one hundred and sixty acres. The greater part of this is under a high state of cultivation, and the waving fields of grain indicate the thrift, enterprise and careful supervision of the owner. He has made excellent improvements upon his property and is regarded as one of the leading agriculturists of the community.

Mr. Smith was married, in 1874, to Miss Mary E. Drake, and they have an interesting family of five children: Annie B., Dora, Don Carlos, Edwin and Edna, the last two being twins. In his political views Mr. Smith is a Democrat. He served as trustee of Union Township, Benton County, from 1882 until 1886, and in 1892 he was elected county auditor for four years, and discharged the duties of that position in a prompt and able manner. In all his duties of citizenship he displays the same loyalty that he manifested when on southern battlefields he followed the stars and stripes to victory. Socially he is connected with the Masonic Lodge, No. 444, of Goodland, and of the Order of the Eastern Star, of Fowler. He continues his army relations through his membership in the Grand Army post of Goodland." source (2nd of many): http://countyhistory.org/books/doc.benton/308.htm
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