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This is the only thing I could find out about him.

Sumner J. Smith - Elected Colonel of Smith's Legion, Georgia Volunteers, May 21, 1862. Transferred to the 65th Regiment Georgia Infantry, March 1863. Tendered resignation March 9, 1863. Resignation accepted April 27, 1863.

The Constitution, Atlanta, 25 April 1869

Death of Col. Sumner J. Smith,-We regret to learn that
this able and esteemed gentleman died at his residence
in Banks county last Saturday. He had been in bad
health for sometime. Col. Smith was a man of fine
ability and exalted personal worth. He served in the
Georgia Legislature about the year 1859, from Towns
county, and was a leader in the debates of that term.
He was ardently devoted to the cause of the
Confederacy, and raised a regiment early in the war.
[Smith's Legion] His health failed and he returned
home, where he has led a life of close retirement ever
Athens Banner.

[Sumner J. Smith, born Tennessee 29 Nov. 1823-18 April
1869 and his wife, Catherine Erwin Smith, 21 Feb.
1829-23 Jan. 1909, are buried at Hebron Presbyterian
Church cemetery.]


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