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Major Daniel Smith

Date(s) of Letter(s) Little, Henry F. W.  The Seventh Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion.  Concord, New Hampshire:  Seventh New Hampshire Veteran Association, 1896. 
May 13, 1862
May 19, 1862
Lt. Col. Henderson
Shedd Promotion
Roster entry:  Smith, Daniel. F. and S.; b. Durham; age 39; res. Dover; app. Maj. Oct. 15, '61; must. in Nov. 15, '61.  Died, dis. Aug. 26, '62, Dover.

Major Daniel Smith was schooled in Durham, New Hampshire and learned the business of land surveyor.  In 1850,  he was commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the Twenty-fifth Regiment of New Hampshire militia.   In 1854, he moved to Dover and from 1855 to 1860 he was a deputy sheriff of Strafford County.  He was a representative to the New Hampshire legislature in 1860 and 1861.  Smith was appointed a commissioned major to the Seventh Regiment on October 15, 1861.  He travelled with the regiment to Fort Jefferson and served as the provost marshal.  At the time the regiment was transferred to Beaufort, S.C., Smith was seized by a fever and allowed to return home on leave.  He died there on August 26, 1862.   (p. 471).