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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - Michael Smith Civil War Discharge

Treasure Chest Thursday
Michael Smith Civil War Discharge

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This is for my great-grandfather, Michael Smith - his birth name was Schmidt/Schmitt depending on your source. Outside of service records, he used Smith after coming over from Alsace-Lorraine area of France in 1845. 

This even has a physical description: 5 foot 8 inches, light complected, grey eyes, brown hair. Born in Colmer, France. 3 Oct 1864, served three year term. Discharged at Davenport, Iowa.

Thanks to cousin Will Grapes for sharing this image! ;-)

Families are Forever! ;-)

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