SMITH, William B. - I42

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William B. Smith Civil War Time Line:

  • 25 Feb 1864 – Enrolls at Rock Island, Company G. 125th regiment of Illinois volunteers, for 3-year term with Lt. Colonel Birdsell, residence listed as Aledo, Clayton, IA, with occupation of minister, stationed at DeVall’s Bluff, AR
  • 21 Mar 1864 – Mustered into service as private at Springfield, IL
  • 25 Jun 1864 – Action at Clinton, AR
  • 20 Jul 1864 – 30 Day furlough
  • 15 Aug 1864 – Stays at home longer, being reported on sick leave
  • Sep -> Oct 1864 Home sick leave absence
  • Nov 1864 – Muster rolls report him present for duty for rest of service time
  • 17 Dec 1864 Fought at DeVall’s Bluff, AR
  • 12 Feb 1865 – Mouth of White River, AR
  • 9 Mar 1865 Fought at Steamer Celestia, White River, AR
  • 12 Jun 1865 Duty at Pine Bluff, AR
  • 12 Jul Mustered out of service at Pine Bluff, AR by Lt. Hussey

That unit’s history indicates 6 men were lost on the battlefield during the full four years of the war, but 196 were lost to disease.