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Elijah V. Smith

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 9/3/1862 at Roane County, WV as a Private.
On 9/3/1862 he mustered into "F" Co. VA 30th Battn SharpShooters
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as:
* Detailed 12/28/1863 (place not stated) (Detailed as wagoner)
* Detailed 2/2/1864 (place not stated) (Detailed as wagon guard)
* Returned 3/1/1864 (place not stated) (Estimated day)
* Issued clothing 8/11/1864 (place not stated)
* POW 9/19/1864 Winchester, VA
* Confined 9/20/1864 Harper's Ferry, WV
* Confined 9/23/1864 Point Lookout, MD
* Oath Allegiance 2/22/1865 Point Lookout, MD (Released)

(Son of Jacob & Sarah. Wife, Charity Mays.)
After the War he lived in Reedy, Monroe Co, WV

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

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Elijah Smith, Private, Company F 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters, enlisted September 3, 1862 in Roane County, Va. by Capt. Armstrong for 3 years or the war, receipted for an issue of clothing August 11, 1864, captured at Winchester September 19, 1864 by Gen. Sheridan’s Forces and sent to Point Lookout, Md. prison from Harper’s Ferry, September 23, released on taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States February 25, 1865

Also known as, 1st Battalion Virginia Sharp Shooters, Clarke’s Battalion Virginia Sharp Shooters

M324: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia

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