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John Jacquelin SmithRoster ID 652
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1857|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Jacquelin Smith, Class of 1857 (graduated 3 out of 22): Born- October 2, 1837. Matriculated from Alexandria, Va. At VMI 4 years. Military Record: Name in VMI records as shown. Compiled service records show as "L. Jacquelin Smith" (perhaps a first name not used at VMI, a post-VMI name change, or clerical error). To 1st Lt, Provisional Army of Virginia at unknown date (probably May 4, 1861). May have served on staff of Virginia Maj Gen (later CS Gen) R.E. Lee. On staff of Brig Gen R.S. Garnett. Appointed 2nd Lt, Artillery, Reserve Army Confederate States September 28, 1861. Ordered to Augusta (Georgia) Arsenal November 1861. to 1st Lt June 12, 1862. To temporary Capt, Reserve Army CS October 16, 1862. On December 8, 1862 ordered to duty as Ordnance Officer on staff of P.G.T Beauregard. On leave February-March 1864. On May 4, 1864 assigned to staff of Maj Gen L. McLaws in District of Georgia. Post War Career: Merchant. Died- February 19, 1895 in Morristown, New Jersey.|