Asa B. Smith Army record
Scope and Contents
Handwritten autobiography, dated 28 July 1923. He writes about joining the Union Army in Ohio in 1862 and his subsequent service in the Civil War until 1865. He served in the 97th Ohio Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 21st Corps, Army of the Cumberland. He describes numerous battles in which he fought and the heavy casualties his regiment suffered. He was shot "threw the left temple" at the battle of Missionary Ridge. After recovering from his wound he rejoined his regiment.
- Smith, Asa Bowen, 1809-1886 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
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Smith was a soldier for the Union during the American Civil War.
1 v. (17 p.)(21 cm)(0.04 linear ft.)
Bevan O. Haycock donated the autobiography to Special Collections on 4 Feb. 2000. He was given the item by a man he met in the navy in the 1950s. The following is written inside the front cover of the volume: "This book from Asa B. Smith to Chas. H. Smith is to be given Barbary Jean Smith."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Bevan O. Haycock; 2000.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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- 2010 December 27
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.