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SMITH, JAMES

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One of the 24 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory. Smith was captured near Huntsville, Ala., and did not participate in the remainder of the raid.

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U.S. Army Private (highest rank: Corporal) Company I, 2d Ohio Infantry

Conflict

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Civil War 1862 Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg County, Virginia

Citation

One of the 24 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory. Smith was captured near Huntsville, Ala., and did not participate in the remainder of the raid.