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Smith, Charles Ferguson

Born: 1807 AD
Died: 1862 AD
Nationality: American
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US army officer and explorer.

1807 – Born on the 24th of April in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1825 – Graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Artillery.

1838-1843 – Returned to West Point as an instructor and was appointed Commandant of Cadets as a first lieutenant.

1848 – In Mexico City, he was in charge of the police guard from the end of the war.

1856-1857 – Commanded the Red River expedition in Minnesota.

1857-1860 – Served under Albert Sidney Johnston in Utah

1860-1861 – Commanded the Department of Utah and the Department of Washington.

1861 – Smith served on recruiting duty as commander of Fort Columbus, New York.

1862 – Died on the 25th of April because of an infection, leg injury and chronic dysentery at Savannah, Tennessee.