SMITH, John W.

IL 72nd Inf Co F. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Laborer. Age 37. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 23 Feb 1864 at Chicago. Mustered there on 29 Feb 1864. Private. “Never reported to the company”. Transferred to IL 33rd Inf Co F, on 17 Jul 1865. In that company his residence is listed as Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, and his occupation as laborer. Believed to have been a “prisoner of war”. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 39, reel seven p 61)