Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, England. Accredited
to: New York. G.O. No.. 59, 22 June 1865.
Citation: As seaman on board
the U.S.S. Magnolia, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865. Serving with
the Army in charge of Navy howitzers during the attack on St. Marks and
throughout this fierce engagement, Smith made remarkable efforts in assisting
transport of the gun, and his coolness and determination in courageously
standing by his gun while under the fire of the enemy were a credit to
the service to which he belonged.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)