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Civil War Soldiers - Smyth
|Smyth, Thomas A., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Ireland. He came to America in boyhood and
became a coachmaker at Wilmington, Del. Embracing with ardor the cause
of his adopted country, he raised a company of three-months' men in
the spring of 1861, served with them in Virginia, became major and
colonel of the 1st Del. infantry and rendered able and gallant service
through the war, being promoted to the rank of brigadier-general of
volunteers in 1864 for his conduct at Cold Harbor. While in command of
the 2nd division of the 2nd army corps he was wounded near Farmville,
Va., April 6, 1865, and died three days later at Petersburg.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908