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Asa B. Smith Army record

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3036

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.


  • 1923


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Asa B. Smith Army record must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Smith was a soldier for the Union during the American Civil War.


1 v. (17 p.)(21 cm)(0.04 linear ft.)

Custodial History

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.

Register of Asa B. Smith Army record
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 December 27
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States