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 Posted: Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 04:00 am
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Sarah wrote: My grandmother swears that we have in our history a Civil War general.  How exciting!  But of course it has to be a General John Smith, one of the most common names ever.  And I don't know what side he fought for, as he likely either came from Virginia or West Virginia (though really it could be any state below the Mason-Dixon).  I don't know really anything else other than his name.

It's a long shot, I know, but has anyone heard of a General John Smith?


Here is a link that list all generals that served in the civil war both North and South...

http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/generals.html

Form these list the was just one general named John E. Smith and he fought for the union...

 

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