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Jerard K. Smith Civil War letter

Jerard K. Smith Civil War Letter

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Finding aid for the Jerard K. Smith Civil War Letter

MSS.11.102

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Smith, Jerard K., 1843-1905?
Title: Jerard K. Smith Civil War Letter
Dates: 1861
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of the original and a transcription of one letter written by Jerard K. Smith while he served with Company B, 2nd Arkansas Infantry Battalion.
Identification: MSS.11.102
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the original and a transcription of one letter written by Jerard K. Smith while he served with Company B, 2nd Arkansas Infantry Battalion.


Biographical Note

Jerard Kingsberry Smith was born in July 1843, in North Carolina. His family moved to Pulaski County, Arkansas, ca. 1857. He enlisted on September 3, 1861, in the Fagan Guards, a company first attached to the 1st Arkansas Regiment in Virginia. The company later became part of the 2nd Arkansas Infantry Battalion and wintered on the Potomac River in 1861. Smith married in 1864, and remained in North Carolina, after he was paroled in May 1865. His family later lived in Missouri, before moving to Texas, ca. 1885. He died in Alto, Texas, ca. 1905.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Confederate States of America. Army. Arkansas Infantry Battalion, 2nd.
Potomac River
Potomac River Valley -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Smith, Jerard K., 1843-1905?

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Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jerard K. Smith Civil War Letter, MSS 11-102, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2011


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