Clinton D. Smith

Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861


Private Smith was made Drum Major for the 19th Indiana in August of 1861 soon after the regiment arrived in Washington D.C.

On February 3rd, 1862 Clinton sent a letter to Governor Oliver P. Morton asking for a commission as an officer because he couldn't support his family on the pay of a Drum Major. Soon after he was discharged for disability. At the time he enlisted he was employed as a printer and lived in Winchester, Randolph County Indiana.


On August 13th, 1862 there was a Clinton D. Smith from Winchester Indiana who mustered into Company E of the 84th Indiana Infantry as a Sergeant. On January 26th, 1863 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company C and held that rank until his honorable discharge on April 2nd, 1864.

He was severely wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga in September of 1863 and filed for a pension in December of 1864.


This Clinton D. Smith died December 18th,1884 and is buried at the Fountain Park Cemetery located in Winchester, Randolph County Indiana.


It is very likely that this is the same Clinton D. Smith that served in the 19th Indiana Infantry.