SMITH, FRANCIS M. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 1st Maryland Infantry.
Place and date:   At Dabney Mills, Va., 6 February 1865. Entered service at: Frederick, Md.

Birth:   Frederick, Md.

Date of issue:   13 August 1895.

Citation:   Voluntarily remained with the body of his regimental commander under a heavy fire after the brigade had retired and brought the body off the field.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)