JAMES M. SMITH
UNITED STATES ARMY, UNION ARMY
CIVIL WAR VETERAN
MARRIED: Rebecca Watts, 8/17/1843 to 7/28/1935
CHILDREN: Lenna who later married Will Roach
DOB & DOD: 9/4/1840 to 7/23/1905
MILITARY UNIT: Company D, 16th Regiment, Missouri Calvary
OVERVIEW: James Smith entered service as a PVT and later received a field commission as a Lieutenant. He was mustered out of active duty on 6/4/1865 .
BURIED: Springfield National Cemetery
UNION MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS
16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry
Organized at Springfield, Mo., November 1, 1863, from 6th Regiment Enrolled
Militia. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to April,
1865, and to District of North Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.-Scout and patrol duty in District of Southeastern Missouri till April, 1865, and in North Missouri till July. Actions in Wright County July 22, 1864; Dallas County September 19; Booneville October 9-12;
6th REGIMENT PROVISIONAL ENROLLED MILITIA INFANTRY.
Duty at Springfield, Mo., and in the District of Southwest Missouri, operating against guerrillas. Bloomfield, Mo., January 27, 1863. Scout on Bennett's Bayou and skirmishes August 23, 1863 (Co. "H"). Operations against Shelby September 22-October 26. Scout from Houston to Jack's Fork November 4-9, 1863 (Detachment). Scouts from Houston December 9-19. Ordered from Springfield to Rolling Prairie February 6, 1864. Duty in Christian, Douglass, Wright, Dade and Stone Counties till July, 1864. Scout from Yellville to Buffalo River March 13-26. Operations in Southwest Missouri July 18-23 and August 1-28. Skirmish Polk County August 28. Operations against Price's invasion of Missouri September to November. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of Missouri. Moreau Creek October 7. Russellville October 9. California October 9. Near Booneville October 11-12.