Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1827, New York.
Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Citation: On board
the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and
with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Cool and courageous
at his station throughout the prolonged action, Smith rendered outstanding
service at the 100_pounder rifle on the topgallant forecastle and while
firing his musket into the gun ports of the rebel Tennessee.
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)