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William Hill SmithRoster ID 1428
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1863|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Hill Smith, Class of 1863: Genealogy: Born- ca. 1842. Father- Alexander Smith; Mother- Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) No information on grandparents. Married- Susan Ann Leftwich of Bedford Co. Va. on April 30, 1874. Children- 1- William A. Smith; 2- Ashton Hill Smith; 3- Charles H. Smith; 4- Ruth Augusta Smith; 5- Mariella Boswell Smith who married W. E. Matthews. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 1, 1859; left after two years; made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1863 on July 2, 1869. Civil War Record: Drill Master for VMI Corps of Cadets stationed in Richmond in the spring of 1861; no official record of post-VMI War service; unofficial source says he served in Co. A of the 3rd Va. Infantry and was wounded in action at Chancellorsville. Careers: Teacher; farmer; merchant; public official; Mayor of Chase City, Va. in 1905. Died- Aug. 26, 1906 in Chase City, Va.|