MG 856 - Smith, Amos H. Collection

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Scope and Content

Large certificate verifying Amos H. Smith's service in Company C, 200th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War, 1864-1865. Text surrounded by a lithograph of war scenes. The certificate was presented by Amos Smith to his wife Leah and children John, Samuel, Amelia, Mary, Harvey, Ida, and Isaac on August 15, 1900.


Amos H. Smith enlisted August 22, 1864 from Dauphin County and served as a private under Captain George Huber in Company C, 200th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. The Regiment was assigned to the Army of the Potomac and served in the operations around Butler Front and in the assault on Fort Steadman, the fall of Petersburg, Appomattox, and Lee's surrender in April, 1865. The Regiment was highly commended by General Sedgwick for its distinguished service. Private Smith was wounded in the right ankle during the battle at Petersburg, but remained with his unit. He was honorably discharged in May, 1865.

Date(s): 08/15/1900

Extent: 1 enclosure