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Civil War Records of Luke Smith

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Luke Smith

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Comrade Luke Smith
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1817
Acton County of Middlesex
State of Massachusetts

In Acton, 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 had expired.

I was with the Old Sixth Regiment on its Passage through Baltimore on April 19th, 1861.


Comrade 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 town.

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.

I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Luke Smith
Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. May 2 1882
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton