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Smith, Merritt Hager


Biographical Note

A history of the 97th New York includes in its roster a Private Merritt A. Smith, who enlisted in Boonville, New York on December 16, 1861 at age 19. According to his diary, Smith was born June 28, 1842. Census records indicate that he was the son of Julia Smith of Turin (Lewis County), New York. Smith notes himself a member of the regimental brass band, and Civil War rosters include a Merritt H. Smith who served as a second class musician in the band of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd/1st Army Corps.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Diary, Merritt Hager Smith, 1863 (Ms2008-037)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2008_037_SmithMerrittHagerDiary

Merritt Hager Smith Diary

Identifier: Ms-2008-037

This collection contains the American Civil War diary of Private Merritt Hager Smith of Company G, 97th New York Infantry, serving with the regimental quartermaster.

Dates: 1863

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