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18315  Gen. Giles Smith  CDV, WIA at the beginning of the Civil
War, he joined the 8th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, in which he
became a captain. He took part in the capture of Fort Donelson, the
Battle of Shiloh, and the operations against Corinth, becoming, later
in 1862, colonel of a regiment which he led at Chickasaw Bayou. After
the final campaign against Vicksburg, on August 4, 1863 he was
appointed brigadier general of volunteers to rank from August 4,
1863.He was wounded at the Third Battle of Chattanooga. He took
part in the Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea and the
Carolinas Campaign. He was appointed to the rank of major general
of volunteers on November 24, 1865, the last one based on seniority
for the Civil War. His brother Morgan Lewis Smith was a Union
Army brigadier general of volunteers.  Two cent revenue stamp on he
verso, Webster, Bro. Louisville, KY back mark.$250