George E. Smith

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Description albumen print on card mount of George E. Smith. MARKS: Whitehurst,/Gallery,/434 Pennsylvania Avenue,/Washington, D.C.
Year Range from 1861
Event Civil War
Year range to 1861
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 20413
Notes Full standing view of Sergeant George E. Smith, Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry (Iron Brigade) wearing regulation dress blue uniform consisting of frock coat with sergeant's chevrons, trousers, black felt uniform hat with infantry bugle, "E" and "2", standing by column.
George Elias Smith was born April 22, 1838 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, the son of Elias and Maria Smith. He is listed in the 1860 US Census living with his parents in Berlin, Wisconsin, occupation moulder. He resided at Oshkosh, Winnebago County when he enlisted there on April 21, 1861. Smith was working as a Moulder, stood 5' 5 1/2" tall, florid completion, gray eyes and auburn hair. He was assigned as a private and was promoted to Corporal. He was promoted to Sergeant in that company on October 13, 1861. George was reduced to the rank of Private at his own request on December 18, 1862, and detached as Quartermaster's clerk in May 1863, and brigade clerk in March 1864. He was mustered out on June 28, 1864 at the end of his term of enlistment. He married Henrietta Buell in Berlin, Wisconsin on January 1, 1867. In 1880 he was living in Racine with his wife Henrietta and his children and was a superintendent at a plow works. He was listed in an 1899 article by Col. Harshaw as residing at Racine, Racine County. He died there on April 4, 1901.
Object ID P2000.18.2
Object Name carte de visite
People Smith, George E.
Place Washington, DC
Print size H=4 W=2 1/2 in
Subjects Civil War
2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Iron Brigade
Title George E. Smith
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