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Name:Frederick Waugh Smith
Affiliation:Class of 1863
Biography & Genealogy:Smith Frederick Waugh, Class of 1863: Born- January 19, 1843. Matriculated from Warrenton, Va. At VMI 1 year. Military Record: "A sort of freelancer," according to one source. Son of CS Maj Gen and Va governor W. Smith. Unofficial source says sought appointment to US Military Academy just prior to war. Enlisted in 49th Va (unofficial source says in 1961) as Private. May-June 1862 roll shows as Sgt Maj. Sought appointment as Cadet, CSA 1861 and 1864. Wounded in action at Fredericksburg. Appointed 1st Lt, Aide-de-camp July 29, 1863 (date of rank May 2) on staff of Brig Gen (later Maj Gen) W. Smith. Appointed Cadet, CSA May 1864 and assigned to staff of Brig Gen G.C. Wharton as Aide-de-camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant General. Later on staff of Brig Gen J. McCausland. On March 10, 1865 requested transfer to Col J.S. Mosby's Regiment Va Cavalry (43rd Battalion Va Cavalry), possibly because he did not want to undergo the cadet's required examination by board of officers. On March 13, 1865 ordered to report to Mosby for duty as supernumery company officer. Post War Career: Went to Cape Hope (now South Africa) after war. Died- July 6, 1928 in Cape Town. Buried Woltermade Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa.
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