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Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pvt. John G. Smith

 
 
Pvt. John G. Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
1. Pvt. John G. Smith Marker
Inscription.  
Confederate Army Co. C, 1st Regt. Ark Cav.
Born Germany 1829, a yr. in POW Camp Douglas
Released May 1865, death date unknown
Pvt. Jacob Smith
Union Army, Co. G., 1st Regt. W. VA. Cav.
Born Williamston, W. VA. Wood Co. June 1, 1843
Ship went down Hatteras Bay, N.C., Mar. 30, 1865
John G., Philip R., William and Jacob Smith
were brothers.

 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1865.
 
Location. 37° 18.337′ N, 77° 17.809′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of North 10th Avenue and Davis Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cpl Philip R Smith (here, next to this marker); City Point National Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); A National Cemetery System (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice
Pvt. John G. Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
2. Pvt. John G. Smith Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); The Army of the James Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); John Randolph (approx. 0.4 miles away); Depot Field Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Weston Manor (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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