Alexander Smith was born in Preston Hollow, Albany County, NY in about 1845.
Alexander was born at Potters Hollow, Albany County, NY on July 2, 1848, a son of Alfred Smith and Abigail Jackson.
Marriage & Children
He married Jemima Richmond at about 1867 and moved to Greene County where they lived out their lives. They had the following known children of seven that were born to them:
- Edith Smith
- Charles Smith
- James Smith
- Joseph Smith
Jemima died and Alexander remarried in 1907 to Anna____ a widow who was born in New Jersey at about 1855.
Before he served in the Civil War, Alexander worked as a laborer.
|Place of Birth:||Potters Hollow|
|Date of Birth:||2 July 1848 or about 1845|
|Names of Parents:||Alfred (Smith) and Abigail Jackson|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||24 Dec 1863|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Company:||Company DCompany E|
|Transfer date:||27 July 1865|
|Muster Out Date:||May 21, 18651 Aug 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Fort Federal Hill, MD|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18 to serve three years. "Was in the Battles of Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Topotomoy,___,(Totopotomoy Creek) Cold Harbor, Petersburgh, ____Station, ____Run and Deep Bottom mustered out with Regiment June 15th 1865. PO Address Broome Centre, Schoharie Co N.Y." |
|Sources Used: Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York for the year 1895.|
Alexander died on March 5, 1912.
Additional Research Notes
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Annual Report of the Adjutant-General
- Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
- Civil War Pension Records @ Fold3.com