William Harvey Smith – Second Lieutenant, United States Army

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William Harvey Smith
Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1879 (27)
Second Lieutenant, 10th United States Cavalry, 13 June 1883
First Lieutenant, 25 March 1890
Killed 1 July 1898 at the Battle of San Juan, Santiago, Cuba


July 1, 1898 – Took part in general engagement around Santiago City, beginning at 6.30 a. m.

Killed were:

  • Troop A, John H. Smoot
  • Troop B, Corporal William F. Johnson
  • Troop C, Private John H. Dodson
  • Troop D. Private George Stroal
  • Troop F, First Lieutenant W. E. Shipp (brigade quartermaster)
  • Troop G, First Lieutenant W. H. Smith and Private William H. Slaughter

Wounded:

Major T. J. Wint. Troop A. First Lieut. R. L. Livermore and Second Lieut. F. R. McCoy, Sergt. Smith Johnson. Corpl. Joseph G. Mitchell, Privates William A. Cooper, Benjamin Franklin, Wiley Hipsher, Richard James, Robert E. Lee, and Trumpeter Nathan Wyatt; Troop B, Private John Chinn, and William Gregorey and Peter Saunderson, on duty with Hotchkiss guns; Troop C, First Lieut. E. D. Anderson, First Sergt. Adam Houston, Sergts. Edward Lane and Walker Johnson, Privates John Brown. William Matthews, Lewis Marshall, Benjamin F. Gaskins. and Frank Ridgely; Troop D. Capt. John Bigelow, jr.; Sergts George Dyres and Willis Hatcher, Privates J. H. Campbell, Fred Shockley, Wade Bledsoe, William Tyler, Harry D. Sturgis. and Henry Fearn, on duty with Hotchkiss guns; Troop E, Sergt. John J. L. Taylor, on duty with Hotchkiss guns, and M. Sergt. William Payne. Blacksmith Lewis L. Anderson, Privates Henry McCormack, Gilmore Givens, Hillery Brown. and Allen C. White; Troop F, Second Lieut. H. C. Whitehead. Sergts. Amos Elliston and Frank Rankin, Corpl. Allen Jones, Blacksmith Charles Robertson, Privates Isom Taylor, John Watson, and Benjamin West; Troop G, Second Lieut. T. A. Roberts, Sergt. E. S. Washington, Corpl. Marcellus Wright, Privates Charles Arthur. John Brooks, Charles Hopkins, Joseph Williams, and Samuel T. Minar. Troop I, First Sergt. Robert Milbrown, Sergt. U. G. Gunter, Privates Frank D. Bennett, Thornton Burkley, Thomas H. Hardy. Wesley Jones, and Houston Riddill.

Firing ceased about 7.30 p.m., the regiment then occupying a part of the most advanced intrenched position. Troops on guard and extending intrenchments during the night.

SMITH, W H
LT CO G, 10 US CAVY

  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/01/1898
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT:   SITE 279
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

SMITH, WM HARVEY
LT 10 US CAV

  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/01/1898
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT:   SITE 279
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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