Smith, John

Rank: Private

Unit: E Co, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: August 31, 1839 in New York, New York. He was 21.

Date of birth: 1818

Hometown: New York, New York

Occupation prior to enlistment: Harness maker

Campaign: Second Seminole War

Died: 16 March 1840

Cause of death: Drowned

Location of fatality: Apalachicola River near Fort Peyton, Florida (Saint Augustine, Florida)

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Place of interment: Saint Augustine National Cemetery in Saint Augustine, Florida

 

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