Asa Smith

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1st Lt. Asa S. Smith, Company C, 2nd Indiana Cavalry. Smith was killed in action near Scottsville, Bibb County, Alabama on 2 April 1865. His death is mentioned in the following AAR:

Nothing of importance occurred during the march until the 1st day of April, when we left the main Selma road and moved on the Centerville and Tuscaloosa road in order to find the whereabouts of Gen. Croxton, if possible. Met the enemy at Centerville. The First Wisconsin fired a few shots. The Second Indiana Cavalry on the 2d day of April moved out from camp at Scottsville; encountered a brigade of the rebels about four miles from that place. Company D, under command of Capt. J. B. Williams, was ordered in the advance. After the rebel pickets were driven in Company C, under command of Lieut. Asa S. Smith, was sent forward to re-enforce Company D. The rebels made a feint on the extreme right and front of Company D, skirmishing lively, at the same time sending a column of dismounted men on the left to flank and endeavor to capture the company. Lieut. Smith coming up at this time charged the left and repulsed the enemy. Companies D and C were then ordered to fall back, which they did in comparatively good order. Companies A and B of the regiment were drawn up as a support on the right of the road, and as the enemy charged up through the woods they met with a checkmate in those two companies, and were handsomely turned back. The regiment was then ordered to fall back in good order, which it did. In this engagement, which lasted about half an hour, the loss on our side was Lieut. A. S. Smith, killed; Sergeant Frazee, Sergeant Stevens, Corporal Harter, Privates Tidd, Williams, and Phillips, prisoners; Private Robert C. Craig, wounded severely in the left arm; Capt. R. S. Hill, slightly wounded in right thigh.

Buried in the Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

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