Person:Charles Smith (240)

Charles M. Smith
b.Jan-Jul 1845 Iowa
m. 14 Mar 1834
  1. David Milton Smithabt 1835 -
  2. Milford Collins Smithabt 1837 - 1884
  3. Mary Margaret Smith1838 - 1910
  4. Oliver Bronson Smithabt 1842 - 1930
  5. Margaret S. Smithabt 1844 -
  6. Charles M. Smith1845 - 1864
Facts and Events
Name Charles M. Smith
Gender Male
Birth? Jan-Jul 1845 Iowa
Military[1] 27 Aug 1862 Iowa City, IowaEnlisted
Death? 3 Jan 1864 Mustang Island, Texas(of typhoid)
Military? 21 Jan 1864 Old Indianola, TexasMustered out
Burial? Mustang Island, Texas

He is named in the will of his grandfather, David H. Rowles, 13 Aug 1861, Monroe County, Iowa.


He enlisted in Co. D, 22d Iowa Infantry, 27 Aug 1862. He mustered in 9 Sep 1862 at Iowa City and received $25 bounty. He fought at Port Gibson, Champion Hill, Black River Bridge, the siege of Vicksburg, and the siege of Jackson. He finally died of typhoid while stationed at Mustang Island, Texas. His mustering out ("dead") was signed by Capt. Napoleon B. Humphrey, company commander.[1] [2]

Charlie's body was not shipped back to Iowa, and the regiment was ordered to Virginia shortly after his death. According to local historians, deceased Union troops from the brief occupation of the barrier islands were buried at Mustang Point -- a location that disappeared with the dredging of the Ship Channel.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hickenlooper, Frank. An illustrated history of Monroe County, Iowa: a complete civil, political, and military history of the county, from its earliest period of organization down to 1896: including sketches of pioneer life, anecdotes, biography, and long-drawn reminiscences spun out by the "oldest inhabitant". (The Author, 1896), p. 68.
  2. Charles M. Smith Civil War file.