I am trying to gain additional biographical details regarding Colonel R.A. Smith.
Robert Alexander Smith was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 5th April 1836, the son of James & Annie Smith - Linen Manufacturers of George Street, Edinburgh.
At the age of fourteen Robert A. Smith emigrated from Scotland to Jackson, Mississippi, to join his eldest brother and a widowed sister who had already settled there.
Colonel R.A. Smith served with the 10th Mississippi,and was gravely wounded during the Battle of Munfordville he died on 14th? September 1862 at Fort Craig aged 26 years.Colonel Smith's brother James Smith, travelled from Scotland to Munfordville in 1884 he purchased a piece of land at Rowlett's Station on which he had a most impressive Memorial erected in honour of Colonel Robert A. Smith. I believe Robert was held in high regard by his men, and described as an excellent soldier.
There is also a memorial stone to his memory in an Edinburgh cemetery, probably put in place by his family,unfortunately the inscription is now almost illegible, which is a great pity.
I read somewhere that Colonel Smith is buried in Jackson, Mississippi, and would appreciate if this could be verified together any other information about him.