Brigadier-General Thomas A. Smyth

Smyth, Thomas A., Brigadier-General in the United States Volunteer service, was born in Ireland early in the present century. He emigrated to the United States while yet a mere lad, settled at Wilmington, Delaware, and engaged in coach- building. At the commencement of the war in 1861, he raised a company for a Philadelphia "three-months" regiment, and served in the Shenandoah Valley. His abilities were so conspicuous that he was made major of a Delaware regiment, and for bravery at Cold Harbour (3rd June 1864) was created a brigadier-general. He was mortally wounded near Farmville, Virginia, whilst commanding the second division of the Second Army Corps, 6th April 1865, and died three days afterwards.


37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.