Born on February 18, 1878, he was killed in action while serving with the 18th United States Infantry in the Philippines Insurrection near Jaro, Island of Panay, Philippines, November 22, 1899.
He was returned to the U.S. and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Smith, Charles Maurice Smith of the District of Columbia
Private, Company D 1st D. C. Infantry, 17 May to 20 November 1898
18th United States Infantry, 1 July 1899
Died 22 November 1899 from wounds received at Pavia, Philippine Islands, 21 November 1899
SMITH, CHAS M
LT 18 US INF
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 11/22/1899
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 335
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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