THE CIVIL WAR
Lyman H. Smith

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Collection Helen Crary
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Description albumen print on card mount of Lyman H. Smith
Year Range from 1861
Event Civil War
Year range to 1861
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 20409
Notes Three-quarter standing view of 1st Lieutenant Lyman H. Smith, Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry (Iron Brigade) wearing officer's blue uniform consisting of frock coat, trousers, sword belt, sash foot officer's sword and forage cap.
Lyman H. Smith was born in 1836 at Vermont. He was listed in the 1860 federal census as a harness maker residing with the family of Albert Pride in the second ward of the city of Oshkosh, Winnebago County. Lyman enlisted at Oshkosh on Apr. 21, 1861 in Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Standing over 5'9" tall, he had dark eyes, brown hair and a florid complexion. He was assigned as 1st Sergeant and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on September 21st, 1861. Lyman was then promoted to Captain of that company on April 21, 1862. Lyman was wounded slightly in the thigh at Gainesville, Virginia on Aug. 28, 1862. He was discharged on Mar. 3, 1863 due to his wounds. Lyman was listed in an 1899 article by Col. Harshaw as residing near St. Albans, Vermont.
Object ID P2000.18.6
Object Name carte de visite
People Smith, Lyman H.
Place Washington, DC
Print size H=4 W=2 1/2 in
Subjects Civil War
Soldiers
Officers
2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Iron Brigade
Casualties
Title Lyman H. Smith
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