Thornton Smith – Captain, United States Army

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Thornton Smith, Captain, United States Army, Assistant Quartermaster, United States Volunteers. Born at Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, September 21, 1823 and died at Washington, D.C., June 27, 1896.

“He Giveth His Beloved Sleep.”

He was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.

Kate Abbott Smith, the wife of Thornton Smith. She died March 8, 1920 and is buried with her husband.


Research regarding his career and his life continues.


Captain Thornton Smith (1823-1896)

Captain, Assistant Quartermaster 1861
Dismissed 1862 – Revoked 1864
Resigned 1864

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