Letter from Charles Smith to his mother, not dated. In this letter, he discusses his battlefield experiences and the status of his regiment. An approximate date was given based on the list of wounded soldiers provided by Smith.
Military Service Note
Smith, Charles F. (Veteran), Wayne County. Enlisted in company E, Second Infantry, April 17, 1861 at Niles, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered May 25, 1861. Wounded in action at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862. Re-enlisted Dec. 31, 1863, at Blain's Cross Roads, Tenn. Mustered Jan. 1, 1864. Corporal May 25, 1864. Wounded in action at Jackson, Miss., July 11, 1863. Wounded and taken prisoner near Petersburg, Va., Sept. 30, 1864. Returned to regiment April 24, 1865. Sergeant June 16, 1865. Mustered out at DeLaney House, D.C., July 28, 1865.