Letter from Charles F. Smith to his brother and sister, dated September 24, 1861. In this letter, he discusses the status of family and friends on the front and his opinions on the war [much of the letter is illegible].
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.