At Savannah, Tennessee, experienced Union division commander Charles F. Smith dies of illness

Charles Ferguson Smith, detail
Major General Charles Ferguson Smith, an experienced and impressive leader of men throughout his professional army career, succumbed from the effects of a lingering leg fracture and chronic dysentery the day after his fifty-fifth birthday.  A pre-war commander of the Department of Utah and a division commander under Ulysses Grant, who he had taught at West Point, his condition had kept him out of the Shiloh encounter where he was sorely missed.  He is buried in the Laurel Cemetery in Philadelphia.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 26. 

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