Mass., on April 15th, 1861 I first entered the service as sergeant
in Company E. Old Sixth Regiment Mass Infantry Davis Guards.
At the expiration of a time of three month's service, I was first
discharged at Boston Common, on July 22nd, 1861.
In September, 1861, I again enlisted in Company E., 26th Regiment
Mass. Infantry also in Co. E. 6th Regiment for one hundred days.
On account of disability, I was next discharged on Apr. 10th, 1862
and was finally discharged on October 27th, 1864 as my term of service
I was with the Old Sixth Regiment on its Passage through Baltimore
on April 19th, 1861.
Smith is the son of Solomon Smith one of the company of Acton's
Famous Minute Men of Revolutionary fame who marched and was with
Capt. Isaac Davis when killed at the Old South Bridge, Concord,
Mass., and took part in the pursuit of the British Troops to Charlestown.
Comrade Smith is now in his eighty second year and is so far as
known the only living descendant of a Revolutionary soldier in this
He was credited three times to Acton's Quota of men and was its
oldest soldier, having reached at his last enlistment for one hundred
days, the age of more than fifty years.