William Smith (Medal of Honor, 1869)

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William Smith
Born 1838
Bath, Maine
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1869-
Rank Private
Unit Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

William Smith was a private in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Territory on October 20, 1869 during the Indian Wars.


William Smith was born in Bath, Maine in 1838 and enlisted in the United States Army in 1869.

He should not be confused with William H. Smith, who also received the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action in the same location on the same day.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., October 20, 1869. Entered service at. ------. Birth. Bath, Maine. Date of issue: February 14, 1870.


Gallantry in action.

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