Valley of the Shadow

From Compiled Military Service Records at National Archives

Personal Information

Name: Thomas Martin Smiley
Birthplace: Augusta Co.
Date of Birth: June 4, 1842
Physical Description: Height 6'2", eyes blue, hair brown, complexion dark.
Prewar Life: 1860 Census, Farmhand, age 17, 1st District, Augusta Co.

Enlistment Records

Date of Enlistment: April 16, 1861
Place of Enlistment: Augusta Co.
Age at Enlistment: 19
Occupation at Enlistment: Farmer
Conscript Or Substitute: --

Service Information

Rank: Pvt.
Company: D
Transfer Company: --
Regiment: 5th Va. Inf.

Military Service Record

Promotions: To Sgt. 07-01-1863
Transfers and Other Services: --
Muster Sheet: --
Captured: May 12, 1864; Spotsylvania
Missing in Action: --
Prison: Ft. Delaware; released
AWOL (Absent without Leave): --
Deserted: --
Discharge: --
Paroled: --
Notes: --

Casualty Information

Killed in Action: --
Wounded in Action: May 3, 1863; Chancellorsville, hand and face
Died of Disease: --
Died of Wounds: --
Hospital: --

Other Information

Personal Life: --
Postwar Life: 1870 Census, Farmer, age 27, Riverheads District, Augusta Co. Membership application for Stonewall Jackson Camp No. 25 C. V. Staunton 08-22-92; collected the information for Co. D's muster roll published in Staunton Vindicator 03-03-93
Date of Death: November 11, 1920
Place of Death: near Moffett's Creek
Burial Place: New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Cause Of Death: --
Epitaph: --
Dwelling # (1860 Census): 1363
Family # (1860 Census): 1345