Parmenis Smith

BirthNov. 17, 1841
DeathJan. 12, 1935
CemeteryNebraska Veterans (Grand Island)
Unit91st Ohio Infantry, Company I

Private Parmenis Smith

Company I, 91st Ohio Infantry

Smith was born in Brown County, Ohio on November 17, 1841. He enlisted in the regiment on August 11, 1862 and was mustered on September 7, 1862. Smith served about 33 months before he was discharged on June 5, 1865 at Philadelphia.

The 91st Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Ironton, Ohio on August 26, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain (VA) (May 9, 1864). Regimental casualties were 2 killed, 19 wounded, 9 were captured, and 1 was reported missing.

Raid to Lynchburg (VA) (June 10-July 1, 1864). Regimental casualties were 9 killed and 21 wounded on June 17, 1864.

Battle of Stevenson’s Depot (VA) (July 20, 1864). Regimental losses were 10 killed and 51 wounded.

General Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (VA) (August 7-November 28, 1864).

Battle of Opequan (VA) (September 19, 1864). Regimental losses were 17 killed and 70 wounded. Private Smith was one of the wounded. The nature of the wound and his recovery time were not available.

Smith died on January 12, 1935 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.